Norman L. Laird, 77, of Troy, IL, born January 25, 1940 in Granite City, IL, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at St. Louis
University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO.

Norm was a retired Teamsters Truck Driver. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing and watching his grandchildren playing sports, especially Soccer.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey (nee Lancaster) Laird; parents, Fred and Emma (nee Huelsmann) Laird; and his brother Bill Laird.
Surviving are his children, Jeff (Donna) Laird and Jennifer (Keith) Isenberg both of Troy, IL; grandchildren, Kyle DeBourge, Jake Laird, Emma Laird, Danny Isenberg and
Manny Isenberg.

Memorials may be made to Ministries Unlimited, 310 Collinsville Road, Troy, IL. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.Richesonfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may call 5:30 to 6 pm Monday, November 13, 2017 at Troy United Methodist Church, Troy, IL.

Funeral: Memorial service will be held 6 pm Monday, November 13, 2017 at Troy United Methodist Church, Troy, IL with Rev. Dr. Andy Adams officiating. Interment private
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Merlie A. Cochran, 75, of Washington MO, formerly of Plano TX and Granite City IL, passed away at 8:30 p.m.  November 4,2017 at John
Cochran VA Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

He was born December 15, 1941 to Clifford and Verna (Justice) Cochran, in Granite City IL.
Merlie was a rifle instructor in the Marine Corp during the early days of The United States involvement in the Vietnam War.
In addition to his parents, Merlie was preceded in death by his wife Delorce Cochran, and his daughter Kristen Alford

Merlie is survived by his grandchildren Maxwell, Zachary and Samantha Alford of Fort Worth TX, his brothers and sisters Sonja (Jim) Howard of Osage Beach, MO, Bruce
(Maryann) Cochran of St. Louis, MO, Ruth Bushue of Washington MO, John (Sally) Cochran of Berger, MO, Michael (Mary) Cochran of Pontoon Beach IL, and Colleen (Rob)
Miller of Olivette, MO.
Merlie will be buried at Jefferson Barracks at a later date.
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John Robert Sparks, 63, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Thurs. Oct. 26, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born Apr. 16, 1954 in Granite City to Jackie (Barker) Sparks of Granite City and the late Donald Sparks.
John was employed as a security officer with the State of Missouri.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by 2 brothers: Dan Sparks of St. Louis and James Sparks of Granite City; and a sister: Beverly Crider of Granite City.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Mike Sparks.
The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.

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Mark E. Lewis, 54, of Madison, IL died on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Gateway Regional Hospital in Granite City, IL.

He was born on August 26, 1963 in Granite City, IL to the late Paul and Elizabeth nee: Copeland Lewis.

Mark worked for U S Steel in the maintenance department until his health began to fail. He enjoyed playing pool and liked to fish occasionally.

He is survived by a brother, Paul (Susan) Lewis of Glen Carbon, IL; a sister, Paula (Larry) Seitz of Pontoon Beach, IL and a half brother, Robert Moore of Louisville, KY.

Besides his parents, Mark is preceded in death by 2 brothers: Richard Dean Lewis and William Lewis.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City, IL.

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Raymond Michael “Ray” Nelson, 58, of Granite City and formerly of Bethalto, Illinois passed away at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, October 27,
2017 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born February 14, 1959 in Granite City, a son of the late William “Bill” and Irene C. (Leber) Nelson.

Ray married Angela (Sutton) Nelson on May 29, 1993 in Missouri and she survives.

He was a member of the Teamsters Local #618 and had worked many years for the Dial Corporation.

He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Bethalto. Ray lived his life to the fullest and cherished his grandchildren. He enjoyed working on cars,
riding his motorcycle, taking trips in his RV, and visiting many state parks throughout the years. Ray had a special love of Oates, Missouri where he enjoyed his farm and
visiting his many friends with the Locust Grove Baptist Church.

In addition to his beloved wife of 24 years, he is survived by three children, Tony and wife, Tasha Nelson of Kirksville, Missouri, Kristine Mills of Granite City and Lee Nelson
of Granite City; two grandchildren, Alexia Leasure and Bradyn Michael Nelson; five siblings and spouses, Carol and Wayne Klinger of Glen Carbon, Ken and Leisa Nelson
of North Carolina, Janet and Steve Doty of Granite City, Jack Nelson of Granite City and Joe and Marsha Nelson of Vienna; a brother-in-law, Dennis Sutton of Granite City; a
sister-in-law, Jennifer and husband, Steve Fourcault of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; his beloved dog, Lisa; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, James Nelson.

In celebration of his life, a memorial visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until time of
memorial service at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorials may be made to The Nelson Family and may be accepted at the funeral home.

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Gerald “Jerry” Whitmer, age 75, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Jerry was born on January 16, 1942 in
Granite City, IL, a son of the late Samuel Daniel Whitmer and Dorothy Frances (McCasland) Whitmer.

On February 10, 1967, Jerry married Linda Jerden, the love of his life, at Niedringhaus United Methodist Church, Granite City, IL. He had retired from Granite City Waste
Water Treatment Plant as a filter operator in 2009. Jerry was a member of Nameoki United Methodist Church and Granite City Eagles Lodge #1126. He was also an avid St.
Louis Blues Hockey fan. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Jerry will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

Jerry is survived by his devoted wife of fifty years, Linda Whitmer of Granite City, IL; loving children, Travis (Laura) Whitmer of Indian Harbour Beach, FL, Allison Whitmer of
Granite City, IL and Kristin (Tom) Conklin of Louisville, KY; sister, Judith (Robert Dean) Rich of O’Fallon, IL; sister-in-law, Janet Helene Beckett of St. Peters, MO; proud
grandfather to Pamela, Dylan, Nicholas, Sydnie, Jordan, Ella, Logan and Frannie; extended family and many friends.

In celebration of his life, a memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Nameoki United Methodist Church, Granite City, IL, with Pastor Mike
Rayson officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at St. John Cemetery on Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Nameoki United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.

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Alfred Leavell, 78 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Alfred was born on October 23, 1939 in Harrisburg, Illinois; the son of the late Alfred and Helen (Potter) Leavell. Alfred earned his Bachelor of Science in Education in 1961
a Master’s Degree in 1966 from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and in 1972 a Doctorate of Education from Indiana University. Alfred taught with the Granite City
Public Schools for 35 years and was Adjunct Professor at Southwestern Illinois College for 15 years. He was a member of the Granite City Elks Lodge 1063 were he served
as Exalted Ruler in 2015, was a Phi Delta Kappa member since 1968 and the President of Gateway East Illinois Chapter, 1994-1995. Alfred will be remembered for the
love of his family and all the special times they shared together.

He is survived by and will be missed by his wife of 48 years; Martha (Doran) Leavell of Granite City, Illinois; his children, Charles A. Leavell of Troy, Illinois, Cindy (Dan) Moad
of Maryville, Illinois, Craig D. (Anne) Leavell of Glencoe, Illinois; his grandchildren, Brant, Trent, and Carsyn Moad, Brady, Noah and Griffin Leavell; his sisters, Isla Steele,
Vera Prather, Bonnie (Ron) Moehle; his brother-in-law, Tom (Diane) Doran and many nieces, nephews and other close family friends.

Friends may call on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Alfred’s life, services will be
held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Fr. Jeff Holtman officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.
Memorials are suggested to the Children’s Care Corporation, Elks Lodge 1063 or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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Orville Edward Hommert, 91, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:22 a.m. on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at his home.

He was born October 31, 1925 in Granite City, the son of the late Edward and Elsa (Bashick) Hommert.

Orville married Catherine A. “Katie” (Colligan) Hommert on November 1, 1947 at the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Granite City and she survives.

He retired in 1980 from the United States Postal Service after 37 years of dedicated service as a mail carrier. He was a member of the United States Postal Workers Union
for 70 years.

The United States Air Force Veteran proudly served his country during World War II. He flew 35 missions and had received an Air Medal, two Bronze Stars and other medals
and recognitions. He enjoyed being active with the 15th Air Force Reunion Club and attending the annual gatherings throughout the years.

He was a member of the Granite City Masonic Lodge #877, Masonic Lodge Low Club, the Shriner’s and the Jester’s. He enjoyed his years with the Madison County
Geneology Society and was a life member of the National Rifle Association. Orville was known as the “Park Angel” for his dedication in keeping the litter picked up in the
park. He enjoyed photography, target shooting and being with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 70 years, he is survived by a son, John E. Hommert of Ballwin, Missouri; two grandsons, Brian and Crystal Hommert of Granite City and
Andy Hommert of Monroe City, Missouri; two great grandchildren, Matthew Hommert and Rachel Hommert; cousins, June and Marsh Mussay, Earl and Marcie Buenger,
Karen Cornell and Martin and Carole Cornell; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Edward and Betty Colligan, Doris Colligan, Mary Sido, Patricia and Richard Borwald and
Margaret Zagar; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Jester’
s walk through at 7:13 p.m. and Masonic Service at 7:30 p.m.

A funeral service will held at the funeral home on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 12:00 noon with Reverend Karla Frost officiating.

Burial with full military honors will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children and may be accepted at the funeral home.

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Reverend Jeffrey R. Smith, 76, of Granite City, Illinois went to be with the Lord at 10:26 a.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at his
home.

He was born January 31, 1941 in Miner Switch, Missouri, a son of the late Henry Gant Smith and Ina Mae (Benford) Smith.

He married Janet D. (Jacobs) Smith on November 21, 1959 at the Community Heights Assembly of God Church in Granite City and she survives.

Reverend Smith began his devoted life of ministry at the age of 19. He has served as a Pastor for 57 years, ending his service with New Life Christian Fellowship with many
affiliations of various churches and ministries throughout the years. His love of life was serving the Lord and serving others.

Jeff had a special love of music and enjoyed sharing songs to those around him. He always had a kind word and enjoyed sharing a joke or story with others. He was a fan
of the St. Louis Cardinals and enjoyed sports in his early years. He cherished his family and loved spending times with his daughters and grandchildren.

In addition to his beloved wife of 57 years, he is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Kimberly and Douglas Stephenson of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Kristina
Dunbar of Granite City and Kerrie and Chuck Kolb of Granite City; seven grandchildren, Nicole Stephenson, Bailey Stephenson, Kaleb Dunbar, Kody Dunbar, Hannah
Plumley, Jordan and Jessie Kolb and Sarah Kolb; a great grandchild, Jaxton Douglas and expecting another great grandchild, Paislee Raye; two sisters and brothers-in-
law, Wanda and Jim Baldwin of Granite City and Norma and Roland Norman of California; a sister-in-law, Patti Smith of Tennessee; brothers-in-laws; sisters-in-law; many
nieces and nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Smith.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at Calvary Life Church, 4650 Maryville Road
in Granite City, with a host of clergy and friends officiating.

Memorials may be made to Community Christian Centers Incorporated and may be accepted at the church or funeral home.

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Joseph John Bodi Sr., 92, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 1:04 a.m. Sun. Oct. 22, 2012 at Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville, IL.

He was born Mar. 17, 1925 in Granite City to the late George & Frances (Christian) Bodi.
He and Joyce Elaine Fuller Bodi nee: Murphy were married June 5, 1993 in Granite City. She survives in Granite City.

Mr. Bodi was a US Army veteran. He was a welder at A.O. Smith for many years.  He was a member of City Temple and loved to spend time with his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 3 sons: Joseph John (Judy) Bodi Jr. of Alton, Edward (Annise) Bodi of Bethalto, IL and Jeffery (Connie) Bodi of Fenton, MO; 1 step-
son: Steven (Linda) Fuller of Hazelwood, MO; 1 step-daughter: Paula (David) Brown of Granite City; 8 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and 3 step-
great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Florence (Hesse) Bodi, 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.

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Cheryl Hammond (nee VanVleet), passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at age 55 after living life to the
fullest with a diagnosis of breast cancer for many years. She was surrounded by loved ones.

Cheryl was born in 1962 in Granite City, IL to Charles “Chuck” VanVleet and Mildred “Millie” Williams (nee Perkins). She attended Granite City High School South.  She
married her childhood sweetheart, Dave Hammond, in 1979.  Later in their marriage they were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Anna and Abby.

Cheryl loved antiques, which led her to own and operate The Pink Elephant Antique Mall in Livingston, IL with her husband and father in law. She attended Maryville Baptist
Church, where she was known and loved for her sarcasm and quick wit. Cheryl often took her sense of humor on the road in her RV, enjoying the journey more than the
destination.

Cheryl will be so very missed by her husband of 38 years, their daughters, Anna, 15 & Abby, 9. , her siblings, Vicki Johnson, Jim (Bernice McMillen)VanVleet, and Charles
VanVleet; father and mother in law, David and Ruth Hammond; brother in law, Damian (Rochelle) Hammond; sisters in law, Linda Budwell and Debbie Motts. Many nieces
and nephews, friends, and those who shared her love of antiques through their work at the Pink Elephant.

Cheryl was predeceased by her parents; brother, Dennis VanVleet; and stepfather, Louis Williams and stepmother Delores VanVleet.

All who know and love Cheryl and her family are invited to remember her life Saturday October 28, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home at 3939 Lake Drive, Granite City, IL
62040. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until services at 11:00 a.m., with Rev.  Tom Hufty officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Carbon City Cemetery, Glen Carbon, IL

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Maryville, IL for Camp Scholarships.

Online obituary and guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com.

“She had a gypsy soul and a warrior spirit. She made no apologies for her wild heart. She left normal and regular to explore the outskirts of magical and extraordinary. And
she was glorious.” - Gilman

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Laura Lee Falter, 90, of Pontoon Beach, IL, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 8:36 p.m., Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at her
home surrounded by her family.

She was born July 3, 1927 in La Russell, MO to Loyd and Leta (nee: Spencer) Kollenburn.

Laura Lee and “Gus” Gustav Falter married July 10, 1948 in Avilla, MO.

First and foremost she loved her Lord and Savior and she so loved children. Laura Lee was a member of Pontoon Baptist Church in Pontoon Beach, IL. She was a pastor’s
wife serving in Missouri, Kentucky, and Illinois, a pianist, Sunday school teacher, and worked in Vacation Bible School. She was a teacher for 11 years at Logan School, 11
years at Johnson School and 10 years at Prather Elementary School all in Granite City, IL. She taught first and second grade and before that she taught in a one room
school house in Missouri.

She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca (Michael) Davis; two sons: Glenn (Dottie) Falter of Granite City, IL and Gregg (Kelly) Falter of Pontoon Beach, IL; 9 grandchildren;
11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Moselle Cantrell of Kansas City, MO.

She is preceded in death by her husband, parents and a sister, Bernie Johnson.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory, Granite City, IL. A celebration of life will be at 11:00 a.m.,
Monday, October 30, 2017 at Pontoon Baptist Church, Pontoon Beach, IL, with Pastor Joshua Steely officiating. Memorials may be made to Pontoon Baptist Church,
Pontoon, IL or the Baptist Children’s Home, Carmi, IL. Online obituary and guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com.

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Deborah Ann “Debi” Williamson, 57, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:25 p.m. on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Barnes Hospital in
St. Louis.

She was born May 24, 1960 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Phillip Irwin and Barbara (Jackson) Thebeau Sr.

She had worked in the healthcare industry with many years of dedicated service in data entry.

She loved the outdoors and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Nicholas “Nick” and Megan Williamson of St. Louis; two daughters, Heather Williamson of Granite City and Kristen
Williamson of Granite City; seven grandchildren, Courtney, Gavin, Chase, Braeden, Breann, Maddie and Layton; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Phillip and Becky
Thebeau Jr. of Edwardsville, John Thebeau of Missouri and Jim Thebeau of St. Louis; a sister and brother-in-law, Kim and Marvin Heberlein of Granite City; many nieces;
nephews; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 4:00 p.m.
with Reverend Mark Powell officiating.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.

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Michael S. Myatt, 54 of Murfreesboro, TN passed away on Sunday October 8, 2017 at his home.

Michael was born on October 18, 1962 in Granite City, IL. He was a self employed mechanic and proudly served his country in the United States Army. Michael will be
remembered for his kind heart and his love for his family.

He is survived by and will be missed by his wife; JoAnne (McNamara) Myatt, whom he married on December 14, 2012; his mom, Janice (Kramer) Myatt; his dad, Jerry
(Heather) Myatt of Glen Carbon, IL; daughters, Makayla Myatt of Troy, IL, Michele (David) Johnson of Wentzville, MO; grandchildren, Daphne and Olivia Johnson; his sisters,
Cindy (Duane) Doerr, Darla (Rob) Ebert, Melissa (Matt) Rogier, MacyAnne Myatt,; his brothers, Darin (Beverly) Dawson, Jason (Michelle) Myatt, Gerold Myatt; and many
nieces, nephews and other close family members and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 27, 2917 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. for the family with public visitation starting at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a funeral service starting
at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Steve McKinney officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorials are suggested to the family for Makayla.

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Kerry Thomas “Tom” Green passed peacefully from this world on October 21, 2017 with the love of his family surrounding him.

Tom was born October 2, 1949 to Roy Lee and Myrtle Maxine (nee Martin) Green. He is survived by his faithful companion, Teddy, wife, Kathleen Marie, nee Lynn Green,
daughter Kimberli Renae Green, sister Rebecca Lynn Green, granddaughter Keri Roberts (Portlyn) Kourtney Green, and Amanda Mouldon, and many nieces, nephews,
and cousins.
In his early career, Tom ran his own Television repair business before taking a position with RCAService Company. He then became a signal maintainer for the TRRA. His
love for electronics led him to teach Electronics Engineering Technology at Ranken Technical Institute, where he was the Department Head and Telecommunications
Manager. He retired from Ranken after 25 years of service.

As a charter member of Pontoon Baptist Church, Tom took pride in scripting the music program for services. His other hobbies included HAM radio operating and
photography. He served as President of the Mississippi Valley Telecommunications Association and was a member of VICA, the Radio Club of America, Egyptian Radio
Club, Association of Communication Technicians, NABER, Collinsville Area Camera Club. Licenses and certifications included an Advanced Amateur Radio License,
Certified two-way radio operator, and he held a radio telephone operator’s license with Ship Radar Endorsement.

Tom was committed to his family and friends and was never more than a phone call away.
A visitation will be held Thursday October 26, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Illinois. Service will be Friday October 27, 2017 at
10am at the funeral home with Pastor Joshua Steely officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society via http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/Events/MosaicofHope?pg=fund&fr_id=9910&pxfid=2279022
Helen Galloway Memorial Scholarship Fund
JC Foundation c/o Unit Office
200 E 12th Street
Johnston City, IL 62951

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Paula Annette (Brewer) Liss, 48, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 9:50 a.m. Mon. Oct. 16, 2017 at Integrity Health Care of Belleville, IL.

She was born Apr. 26, 1969 in Potosi, MO to the late Herman & Paula (Haffer) Brewer.
She is survived by a son: Shane Liss and his fiancé, Claire Sinde of Alton, IL; a daughter: Rachel Liss of Collinsville, IL; and a sister: Crystal Brewer of Granite City.

Services are private.

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Rose (Ceresero) Cooper, 91 of Venice, Illinois passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Stearns Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Granite City, Illinois.

Rose was born on March 14, 1926 in Collinsville, Illinois; a daughter of the late Ignacious and Mary Ceresero. Rose was a life long homemaker and of Catholic faith. Rose
loved her family and always put them first. She will be remembered for her loving heart and all the special times she shared together.

Rose is survived by and will be missed by her daughter; Roseann Koelker of Venice, Illinois; her sons, Terry Cooper of Granite City, Illinois, Charles Cooper of Granite City,
Illinois; 4 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Rose was preceded in death by her husband; James Cooper, whom she married on December 15, 1945 and who passed away on October 23,
2003 and her 2 sisters.

In celebration of Rose’s life, friends may call on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Clint Wisdom officiating at
Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorials are suggested to Autism Speaks of the charity of one’s choice.

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Wilbur “Wil” White, 99, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at The Fountains in Granite
City.

He was born October 12, 1918 in Litchfield, Illinois, a son of the late Claude and Carrie (Gottlob) White.

He married Dorothy M. (Heaton) White on June 25, 1955 in Granite City and she passed away on June 1, 1993.

He had worked as an electrician for General Steel in Granite City with 27 years of service and later worked for U.S. Steel with 11 years of service.

The United States Navy veteran proudly served his country during World War II.

Wilbur was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Granite City and the V.F.W. in Collinsville. He loved his days of dancing, riding his bicycle and gymnastics.

He is survived by a son, Richard White of Troy; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dee and Lou Cionko of Granite City and Sandy and Dave Wood of Granite City; five
grandchildren, Joel Cionko, Justin Cionko, Dawn Weatherly, David and Anne Margrabe and Aaron Wood; three great grandchildren, Claire Brown, Aiden Weatherly and
Chase Margrabe; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary White and a brother, Les White.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Illinois on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where
funeral services will be held on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Brian Feicho officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.

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Dr. Robert D. Blankenship, 78, of Collinsville, Illinois passed away at 4:40 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Barnes Hospital in St.
Louis, Missouri.

He was born May 10, 1939 in Richmond, Virginia, a son of the late Stuart G. and Thelma (Martin) Blankenship.

He married Sandra (Siebert) Blankenship on December 29, 1990 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Granite City and she survives.

Dr. Blankenship's career and life of serving and caring for others began in 1964. He served as a Captain with the United States Army during the Vietnam War era. He was
serving as a physician with Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City with 50 years of service. He had served as the Chief of Staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital for several
years. He had also worked for the Madison County Sheriff’s Office for nearly 20 years, serving as the physician for the Madison County Jail and Detention Center. He was a
dedicated and faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Maryville and had a special lifelong passion for golfing and enjoyed his days of traveling.

Dr. Blankenship will be remembered for the love and care he had for his patients throughout his life and the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of almost 27 years, he is survived by five children and their spouses, Kim Blankenship and Cindy Coggin of Jacksonville, Florida, Robert D.
and Rebecca Blankenship Jr. of Glen Carbon, Sharon Blankenship and George Albers of Maryville, Beth Anne and William Goetluck of Caseyville and Daniel R.
Blankenship of DeLand, Florida; nine grandchildren, Chandler Coggin, Candace Schneider, Sarah Blankenship, Anna Blankenship, William Albers, Caroline Albers,
Crystal Goetluck, Daniel Blankenship Jr. and Jessica Blankenship; three great grandchildren, Bentley Blankenship, Sophia Blankenship and Jon David Schneider; two
brothers and a sister-in-law, Stuart “Gray” Blankenship of Granite City and Dale and Susan Blankenship of Powhatan, Virginia; a sister and brother-in-law, Ellen and Ray
Fleming of Richmond, Virginia; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Elvin M. and Anna M. Siebert of Granite City; six sisters-in-law and five brothers-in-law, Judy Novosel,
Barbara and John Schooley, Janet and Jamie Jackopin, Connie and John Ceriotti, Nancy and Brian Dodson and Amy and Scott Martin; many special nieces; nephews;
other extended family; colleagues and extended family and many friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue at First Baptist Church of Maryville, 7110 State Route 162 in Maryville, Illinois on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral
service at 11:00 a.m.

Burial with full military honors will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

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Carolyn M. “Carrie” Wilson, 58, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:57 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at her home.

She was born April 27, 1959 in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of Alyce L. (Wilson) Garner of Granite City and the late Fred L. Garner.

Carrie had a passion for writing and investigation for justice for all. She had worked many years with the Belleville News Democrat and later retired in 2010 from the St.
Louis Post Dispatch after many years of service as an investigative reporter. She had also taught journalism at Washington University for several years. During her tenure
with the St. Louis Post she had served as the chairwoman for the Worker’s Union. She was very proud of her family and enjoyed special times shared with her son and
enjoyed her days of swimming.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by three sons, Kevin T. Fernandez of Lake Isabella, California, Adam Fernandez of Collinsville and Andrew Fernandez of
Edwardsville; two grandchildren, Reid Lucas Titchenal and Aiva Fernandez; four siblings, brother, Anthony Garner of Highland; sister and brother-in-law, Cynthia and Harold
Schannot of Granite City; sister, Catherine Garner of Granite City; brother, Timothy Garner of Hardin; many nieces; nephews; other extended family; colleagues and friends.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by grandparents, Frances and LaVerne Wilson and a brother, Kevin Garner.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral
services will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Clint Wisdom officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family to support chronic fatigue syndrome and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Lois Mae Walker, 88, of Granite City, Il passed away at 7:55 p.m., Monday, October 9, 2017 at her home.

She was born on February 1, 1929 to Edward Crow and Hallie Marion (nee: Hazlett) Carrol.

Lois had worked for Switzer Candy Company in St. Louis, MO for several years and she had been a bartender for several bars.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a son: Dana Foster, and two brothers: Charles and William Crow.

Cremation services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.

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Peter Graciano Munoz, age 83, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Evelyn’s House, Creve Couer, MO.
Peter was born on June 29, 1934 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Graciano Munoz and Natalie (Ariano) Cruz.

Peter was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City, IL. He was also a member of the Eagles Lodge #1126 and V.F.W. Post #1300, both in Granite
City, IL. Peter had retired as an operator helper on the 72 inch line from Granite City Steel after forty years of dedicated service. He enjoyed fishing and cooking, he
especially enjoyed cooking at the Pig & Lamb Roast at St. Mary Catholic Church in Madison, IL. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Peter loved
life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Peter was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

He is survived by his loving daughters, Ginger (Steven) Kleinschnittger of Alton, IL, Robin (Dean) Mertens of St. Charles, MO, Dawn ((Tom) Castilleja of Granite City, IL and
Patti (Nathan) Borgmeyer of Apex, NC; proud grandfather to Duran, David, Trevor, Eric, Jeremy, Wendi, Christopher, Isabella, Shawn and Doug; proud great-grandfather to
Kaylin, Ryan, Dre, Phynix, Desiray, Cash, Gregory, Landon, Hunter and Adrain; extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, a funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Ave. Granite City, IL, with
Father Jeff Holtman officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Evelyn’s House, 1000 North Mason Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63141. Donation will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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David Lee Henn, age 74, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Memorial Hospital East, Shiloh, IL. David
was born on April 25, 1943 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late George Henn Sr. and Mary (Welsh) Henn.

David worked as a city inspector for Granite City, IL for many years. He was an avid Green Bay Packers football fan to the end. When David passed away he was wearing his
favorite Green Bay Packers shirt. David loved all animals; he had many pets throughout the years that he truly loved. He was an Eagle Scout and a former member of ROCA.
David enjoyed hanging out with his friends and drinking his favorite beer “Busch”. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. David loved life, he loved
to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn A. (McNeill) Henn and by his brother, George Henn II.

He is survived by his loving daughters, Traci Defelice of Charlotte, NC and Staci Henn (fiancé, Frank Ensor) of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Dominick, Margot and
Nora; brother, Greg (Sue) Henn of Collinsville, IL; extended family and many wonderful friends.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Granite City A.P.A. or to A.S.P.C.A. and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.com.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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John W. Nicol Sr., 56 of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:22 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at his home.

He was born September 27, 1961 in Granite City, a son of Nelly Rose (Morgan) Nicol of Granite City and the late Kenneth John Nicol.

He married Judy R. (Hoelter) Nicol on April 2, 2000 in Granite City and she survives.

John proudly served 15 years as a Deputy Sheriff with Madison County Sheriff’s Department.

The United States veteran served with the U.S. Army. He was an fan of the Chicago Cubs and loved Harley Davidson and enjoyed his days of riding. He also enjoyed
playing poker, fishing and being with his grandkids. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by six children and their spouses, John and Amber Nicol Jr. of St. Louis, Angela and Rodney Carter of Granite City, Shawn
Nicol of Osage Beach, Missouri, Justin Nicol of Granite City, Chelsey Nicol of Granite City and Emily Nicol of Granite City; two step-children and spouse, Bryan and Nicole
Towery of Granite City and Megan Towery of Covington, Washington; eleven grandchildren, Tyler, Branden, Jayden, Paige, Aydin, Isabella, Eden, Jace, Nick Jr., Mason and
Bryan; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenny and Brenda Nicol of Granite City and Bruce and Sherry Nicol of Granite City; a sister and brother-in-law, Carla and Jason
Jackson of Granite City; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services
will be at Irwin Chapel on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Brian Schuman officiating. Burial with full military honors will be at Jefferson Barracks
National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to Backstoppers and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Dennis Michael Pigg, 63, of Marion, KY, passed away at 4:00 p.m. Mon. Oct. 2, 2017 at Crittendon County Health & Rehab in Marion, KY.

He was born Aug. 1, 1954 in Granite City, IL to the late Silver & Opal (Heidenreich) Pigg.
He and Jane Marsala were married in 1984 in Granite City. She preceded him in death July 19, 2004.
Dennis had been a construction worker for many years and had attended Four Square Church.

Survivors include his children: Teri Hollenbeck of Granite City, Amy Pigg of Madison, IL, Tammy Pospischel of Pontoon Beach, IL, Maryann Pospischel of Granite City, Sheila
Barton of St. Louis, MO and Robert Pospischel of Granite City; 7 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; 2 brothers, Carroll (Janice) Pigg of Marion, KY and Ronnie (Evelyn) Pigg
of St. Louis; and 2 sisters: Gracie Nesbit of Marion, KY and Cathy Nesbit of TN.
Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by2 children: Cindy Carr and Eugene Pospichel ; and a brother: Silver Pigg Jr.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. Tues. Oct. 10, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory with Pastor Mark Maynard officiating. Private
burial will be at a later date at Holy Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the funeral home in care of the funeral home.

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Michael Dean Buckingham Sr., 81, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:48 a.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Anderson Hospital
in Maryville. He was born June 28, 1936 in Grand Chain, Illinois, a son of the late Archie and Mabel (King) Buckingham.

He had worked several years with Union Starch and later retired in 1984 from Edwin Cooper in Sauget, Illinois after many years of dedicated service as a supervisor in the
Parts Department. He had also owned and operated 508 Variety Shop in Mitchell for 15 years.

He was a member of the Granite City Moose Lodge and enjoyed his years of helping with Junior Achievement. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed his days of camping,
golfing, bowling, riding his electric bike and taking family vacations. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by six children and their spouses, Michael D. Buckingham Jr. of Granite City, Joseph B. and Birgit Buckingham Sr. of Granite City, Laura L. and James
Goodyear of Granite City, Pamela A. and Michael Burton of O’Fallon, Missouri, Mark A. and Cathryn Buckingham of Jacksonville, Florida and Jamie D. and Joe Schuler of
Granite City; his former wife and mother of their children, Flora (Hamm) Buckingham of Granite City; sixteen grandchildren, Michael III, Jacob, Nadine, Natalie, Joe Jr.,
Jennifer, Jonathan, Kyle, Kole, Arick, Austin, Christopher, Kailey, Ean, Nate and Allie; fifteen great grandchildren, Jak, Brian, Zoey, Ivan, Audrey, Blake, Landon, Haley, Nina,
Hannah, Avery, Thea, Skye, Maycee and Cierra; a sister, Ruth Battles of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant sons, Ricky and Randy Buckingham and two brothers, Bill and Murray Buckingham.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 6:
30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to VITAS Hospice or to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.

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Virgil E. Thurston of Collinsville, IL, entered into God’s rest on October 5, 2017.

He passed away peacefully at his home in Collinsville, surrounded by his family. Virgil was born on June 25, 1927 in Granite City, IL. He was raised in Madison, IL until he
joined the U.S. Navy during WWII, serving for two years as a Seabee in both Guam and Okinawa. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Virgil worked for 35 years
at Granite City Steel as a Maintenance Supervisor in the Hot Strip area, retiring in 1982.
Prior to his death, he had served as an ordained minister with the Anchor Bay Ministry and for many years he led the song services at the Maryville Assembly of God Church.
Virgil also enjoyed camping and traveling with his family and friends.
Virgil is survived by his wife Dorothy; daughters Linda (Frank) Mattea and Laura (Keith) Timmins; grandchildren Kristi (Ray) Baumann, Chad (Sara) Mattea and Jessica
(Stephen) Huch; great-grandchildren Noah Baumann, Mattea Baumann, Kalli Baumann, Alexa Baumann, Isaac Mattea, Hanna Mattea, Ethan Mattea and Grace Huch;
brothers David (Joani) Thurston and Phillip (Peggy) Thurston; sister Lois (Adams) Peterson; and step-children Jeffrey (Kathy) Cox and Susan (Brian) Lieberman; many
nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother Minnie McPhail; father Arlie Thurston; brother and sister-in-law Arthur and Myrtle Thurston; and wife of 62-years, Dovie Thurston.
Viewing for Virgil will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on October 9, 2017 at Irwin Chapel Funeral Home at 591 Glen Crossing Rd, Glen Carbon, IL. A Celebration of Life
Service will be held after the viewing starting at 11:00 a.m. The service will be officiated by Reverends Gene and Bonnie Etheridge of Van Buren, MO. Graveside service will
be officiated by Rev. Ray Baumann at Valley View Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.
Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of your choice will be accepted in honor of Virgil by the staff at the Irwin Chapel Funeral Home.
A special thanks from Virgil’s family to Vitas Healthcare and Irwin Chapel Funeral Home for their assistance during this time.

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Wallace “Jack” Smith, 87 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.

Jack was born on January 31, 1930 in Pleasant Hill, Illinois; the son of the late Owen and Martha (Wilson) Smith. He was a machinist at Tara Corp in Granite City, retiring in
1992. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force in the Korean War and in his free time he enjoyed carpentry, fishing, playing his guitar and watching the
St. Louis Cardinals. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Pauline (White) Smith, whom he married on June 26, 1960; his children, Joyce Whistler, Barbara Stamps, Danny Allen,
Melvin R. (Jeris) Allen, Christopher (Joyce) Smith, Erick (Michele) Smith, Dottie (Rick) Stephens, Dewayne (Christine) Smith, Dwight Smith (Beth); his 22 grandchildren and
28 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his son; Darrell Allen; his son-in-law, James Whistler; brothers, Frank Smith, Jake Smith, Don Smith, Charles
Smith; his sisters, Fern House, Peggy Loucks, Betty Applegate, Dorothy Bertram.

In celebration of Jack’s life friends may call on Monday, October 9, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a service at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Dale Barnhurst officiating at Irwin
Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial with full military rites will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis at a later date.
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Jerry Dennis Wheat, 74, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:09 a.m. on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at his home. He was born October 5, 1942 in Hickman,
Kentucky, a son of the late Cecil and Lucille (Bynum) Wheat.

He married Janet L. (Ruhl) Wheat on December 31, 1965 in East St. Louis, Illinois and she survives.

He retired in 1993 from General Motors after 30 years of dedicated service as a repairman and working on the assembly line.

The United States veteran proudly served with the Marines.

He was a car racing enthusiast and was a fan of NASCAR. He also enjoyed baseball and football and was a St. Louis Cardinals fan. Jerry had a love of animals and
enjoyed his many dogs throughout the years and leaves behind his cherished dog, “Bella”.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Melizah Wheat II of Atlanta, Georgia; two grandchildren, Preston and Nashi; two
brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Wanda Wheat and Terry and Karen Wheat; a sister, Cecilia Wheat; other extended family and many friends.

In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until time of memorial
service at 2:00 p.m. with military rites to follow.

Memorials may be made to the Granite City APA and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Richard A. “Rich” Chanda, 88, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:17 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Liberty Village in
Maryville.

He was born August 12, 1929 in Granite City, a son of the late Adolph and Veronica (Chanda) Clyde.

He married Ann A. (Tadich) Chanda on April 16, 1955 at the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Granite City and she survives.

He retired in 1984 from AT&T after 33 years of dedicated service as installation engineer.

He proudly served his country with the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City and had been a
member of the N.R.A., Knights of Columbus, AMVETS and the Moose. He enjoyed his many years living in Ocala, Florida and working with computers and investing. He will
be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 62 years, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Sal Chanda-Farias of Mexico; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and
Marianne Chanda of St. Louis; two grandchildren, Madelline and Sam Farias; a brother-in-law, Jim Tadich of Florida; two nephews, John Tadich of Georgia and Will and
Joanna Tadich of Florida; a cousin, Loretta and Ed Rakowski of Granite City; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Avenue in Granite City on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until time of
funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as celebrant. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made as masses, to Holy Family Catholic Church or to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Lee Davis, 91, of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City,
Illinois

Lee was born on August 31, 1926 in Lawrenceville, Illinois; the son of the late Lyman Davis and Marie (McKee) Sager. Lee was an accountant, retiring from the United
States Postal Data Center in St. Louis, Missouri. He was an active member of Niedringhaus United Methodist Church in Granite City, Illinois and in his free time Lee
enjoyed spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, Lee was preceded in death by his wife, Eula Davis on October 9, 2015.

He is survived by and will be missed by his daughters; Terri Davis (Martin Fiedler) of Granite City, Illinois, Denise McKee of Granite City, Illinois; his grandson, Matthew
McKee of Granite City, Illinois; was “Pop” to Abigail and Zachary; brother-in-law, Robert Burns of Lompoc, California; special family friend, Charlotte Clay and numerous
nieces, nephews and many other extended family members and friends.

In celebration of Lee’s life, a memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at Niedringhaus United
Methodist Church, 1311 20th Street in Granite City, Illinois with Pastor Tim Wynne and Pastor John Walters officiating. Memorials are suggested to Niedringhaus United
Methodist Church. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Illinois is serving the family.

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Jesse L. Norman, 86, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at DeGreef Hospice House in St. Louis, MO.

He was born on June 17, 1931 in Stoddard County, MO to Delmar and Zelma nee: Singleton Norman.

On Feb. 15, 1969, he and Patsy Sorenson were married in Granite City. She precedes him in death.

Jesse was a self-employed carpenter. He was a U.S. Marine veteran who served in the Korean War.  Jesse was a member of the Granite City Elks Lodge 1063, Granite City
Eagles Lodge 1126, Madison County Amvets Post 204 and the Tri City Veterans DAV Chapter 53.

He survived by a son, Chris Norman of Granite City and a step son, Bob Sorenson of Granite City; 4 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren;  a brother, George (Mary)
Norman of Desoto, MO and a sister, Della Gean of Granite City.

Besides his wife and parents, Jesse is preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Doyle; a brother, Clarence Norman and 2 sisters; Violet and Vera.

Memorial visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until time of memorial services at 11:30a.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Child Care Corporation.
Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com.

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Judy Dawn Leach, 67, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:25 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at her home.

She was born February 12, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of the late John and Betty (Wilson) Mowery.

She married Jerry Leach on April 15, 1987 in Las Vegas, Nevada and he passed away in August 2000.

She retired in 1999 as a switchboard operator supervisor from Lee’s Summit Hospital in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and had also worked many years at St. Elizabeth Hospital
in Granite City with years of service as a switchboard operator. She enjoyed her days of crafting and spending time with her grandchildren. She will be remembered for the
love and special times shared with her entire family and many friends.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Amy Taylor of Granite City; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Carl Benson of Granite City; a stepson and
daughter-in-law, Jerry and Linda Leach Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri; ten grandchildren, Alyssa, Ashley, Dylan, Kelsey, Brendan, Cody, Nick, Michael, John and Jessica; two
great grandchildren, Landen and Aiden; two sisters, Connie Saatkamp of Granite City and Darlene Harrigan-Rogier of Granite City; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Annette Daniel; a sister, Joan Schellingberger and two brothers, Dan
Mowery and John Mowery.

A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Legacy Golf Clubhouse, 3500 Cargill Road in Granite City.

Private family burial will take place next to her husband at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

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Jerry Dennis Wheat, 74, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:09 a.m. on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at his home. He was born
October 5, 1942 in Hickman, Kentucky, a son of the late Cecil and Lucille (Bynum) Wheat.

He married Janet L. (Ruhl) Wheat on December 31, 1965 in East St. Louis, Illinois and she survives.

He retired in 1993 from General Motors after 30 years of dedicated service as a repairman and working on the assembly line.

The United States veteran proudly served with the Marines.

He was a car racing enthusiast and was a fan of NASCAR. He also enjoyed baseball and football and was a St. Louis Cardinals fan. Jerry had a love of animals and
enjoyed his many dogs throughout the years and leaves behind his cherished dog, “Bella”.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Melizah Wheat II of Atlanta, Georgia; two grandchildren, Preston and Nashi; two
brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Wanda Wheat and Terry and Karen Wheat; a sister, Cecilia Wheat; other extended family and many friends.

In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until time of memorial
service at 2:00 p.m. with military rites to follow.

Memorials may be made to the Granite City APA and may be accepted at the funeral home.

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Derek Alan Glenn, age 61, of Granite City, IL, passed away at his home on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Derek was born on April 21,
1956 in St. Louis, MO, a son of the late Earl and Shirley May (Elledge) Glenn.

Derek had worked as a laborer out of Local #397 in Edwardsville, IL. He also owned and operated Bear’s Lawn Service in Granite City, IL, for many years. He enjoyed
golfing and hanging out with his friends. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Derek will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his loving children, Sean (Brittany) Glenn of Granite City, IL and Lindsay Glenn of CA; proud grandfather to Ivan Brown and Magni Glenn; girlfriend, Judy
Meyers of Caseyville, IL; ex-wife, Anna LaBruyere of CA; and many wonderful friends.

In celebration of his life, a graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL, with Pastor Kenny
Wallace.

Memorial donations may be given to Granite City A.P.A. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.

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Lanny Thomas “Tom” Smoot, 73, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in St.
Louis, Missouri.

He was born July 8, 1944 in Granite City, a son of the late Thomas F. and Norma M. (Schnellbaucher) Smoot.

He married Carolyn F. (Hankins) Smoot in 1964 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and she passed away on July 15, 2013.

Tom retired in 2006 from Granite City Steel after many years of dedicated service as an electrical maintenance manager.

He proudly served his country with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He and his late wife were very active with the Parents for Special Education in which he
was currently serving as the President. He enjoyed cars, loved his days of camping and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and
friends.

He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Susan and Joseph Crouch of Arnold, Missouri and Catherine Smoot of Granite City; a brother and sister-in-law, Monty
and Jill H. Smoot of Wright City, Missouri; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City with Father Zachary Edgar as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to Parents for Special Education and may be accepted at the funeral home.

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Sylvia L. Vilmer, 82 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Sylvia was born on September 9, 1935 in Laredo, Texas. Sylvia was a life long homemaker and mom who took great pride in taking care of her family. She attended St.
Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, Illinois and in her free time she enjoyed working in her garden taking care of her flowers. Her greatest joy was spending time with
her family, especially her grandchildren.

Sylvia is survived by and will be missed by her children; Frank (Stephanie) Vilmer of Granite City, Illinois, Scott Vilmer (Tonya Manninger) of Granite City, Illinois, Brian Vilmer
(Kimberly Smith) of Granite City, Illinois; her grandchildren, Scott (Elaine), Nickolette, Jesse, Lydia, Allyson, Brendan, Alex, Jake, Andrew; her great-grandchildren, Oliver,
Jackson, Kennedi, Penelope, Aria; her sister, Gloria Carrizales of Dallas, Texas.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband; Frank S. Vilmer; her mom; Maxine (Mejia) Medina and her brother, Pablo Mejia.

Friends may call on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Sylvia’s life, services will be held
on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Zachary Edgar officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials
are suggested to the American Stroke Association or the American Heart Association.

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Richard “Rich” Logan, 66 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville,
Illinois.

Rich was born on August 30, 1951 in Granite City, Illinois; the son of the late Roy L. and Mabel (Rensing) Logan. Rich was a supervisor at Permacel in St. Louis. Rich loved
sports, especially baseball, and played baseball for Eastern Illinois University. He enjoyed a good game of golf and was the groundskeeper at Arlington Golf Course in
Collinsville. Rich was an active member at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and volunteered for numerous fish fries and church picnics. Rich was always there at church to
help anyway he could. He will be remembered for his kind heart and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.

Rich is survived by and will be missed by his wife: Beth (Keim) Logan, whom he married on August 9, 2003; his son, Patrick Logan of Granite City, Illinois; his daughters,
Carrie (B.J.) Presley of Troy, Illinois, Christy (Chris) Johnson of Glen Carbon, Illinois; his grandchildren, Lynnan Logan, Ty Presley, Brynn Presley, Breck Presley, Loren
Johnson, Ali Johnson; his brother, Roy (Linda) Logan of Granite City, Illinois; niece, Ann (Skip) Birdsong of Belleville, Illinois; nephew, Steve (Michaela) Logan of Kansas
City, Missouri.

Friends may call on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of his life, visitation will continue
on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2300 Pontoon Road in Granite City with Father
Chris Comerford officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville, Illinois. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the
American Heart Association.

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Aaron Wayne Newman, age 27, of Siloam Springs, AR, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in
Siloam Springs, AR. Aaron was born on February 27, 1990 in Granite City, IL, a son of Rockey and Nancy (Weideman) Newman.

Aaron graduated from Granite City High School in 2009. He worked for Powell Feed Mill in Siloam Springs, AR, for several years. He loved animals and enjoyed going
fishing with his friends. Aaron was a people person and he never met a stranger. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to his family, friends or even to a complete
stranger. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Aaron loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all
who knew and loved him.

Aaron was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Sallie Newman, Warren “Bud” and Dene Weideman and by one aunt, Diana Goodman.

He is survived by his loving parents, Rockey and Nancy Newman of Granite City, IL; dear siblings, Sara Newman of Granite City, IL, Amy White and her husband, Keith White
of Pontoon Beach, IL, Linda Haug and her husband Jason Haug of Granite City, IL, Shawn Newman and his fiancé, Ashley Miller of Paragould, AR and Brian Newman of
Granite City, IL; proud uncle to nine nieces and one nephew; extended family and many wonderful friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, a memorial service will follow at 7:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, with Pastor Mark Powell officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to Unity Baptist Church, Granite City, IL. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Aaron Schofield, 57, of Granite City, IL, passed away Sun. Sept. 24, 2017 at his home.

He was born May 29, 1960 in Belleville, IL to the late Carol (Weiss) Schofield.
On May 9, 2005, he and Kimberly Hotle were married in Hartford, IL. She survives in Granite City.
Services are private.

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Arshaelus Geragosian, 94 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Rosewood Care Center in
Edwardsville, Illinois.

Arshaelus was born on September 15, 1923 in East St. Louis, Illinois; a daughter of the late Kaloust and Hatoong Anaid (Krekorian) Geragosian. Arshaelus owned and
operated Ready Cleaners in St. Louis and was a member of St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church where she was a choir member and a member of the Ladies Guild.
Arshaelus will be remembered for her dedication to her family and for all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

Arshaelus is survived by and will be missed by her nephews; Casper Nighohossian of Granite City, Illinois, Sarkis Nighohossian of Granite City, Illinois, Haig
Nighohossian of Granite City, Illinois, Leo (Barb) Nighohossian of Granite City, Illinois, Greg (Vicki) Nighohossian of Granite City, Illinois; great-nieces and nephews; Julie
Nighohossian, Darrick Nighohossian, Cassie (Andy) Downer, Kyla Nighohossian, Cara (Mike) Nold, Jeremy Nighohossian.

In addition to her parents, Arshaelus was preceded in death by her sister; Annid “Ann” Nighohossian; her brother, Leo Geragosian; her nephew, Samson Nighohossian;
and her special family friend, Kathy Nighohossian.

Friends may call on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of her life, services will be held
on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Father Torkum Chorbajian officiating at St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church, 3501 Century Drive in Granite
City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church
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Christopher Allen Niehaus, 52, of Joliet, IL, passed away Sat. Sept. 23, 2017 in Pontoon Beach, IL.

He was born Apr. 18, 1965 in St. Louis, MO to the late Richard & Zella (Holman) Niehaus Sr.

Chris is survived by 2 brothers: Jeffrey Niehaus of Lake of the Ozarks, MO and Richard (Rene) Niehaus Jr. of Collinsville, IL; 3 sisters: Laura (Charlie Aaron) Peach of
Granite City, Cynthia “Cindy” Karnes of Benld, IL and Rhonda (Mike) Skalak of Joliet, IL; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the funeral home.

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Judy Dawn Leach, 67, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:25 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at her home.

She was born February 12, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of the late John and Betty (Wilson) Mowery.

She married Jerry Leach on April 15, 1987 in Las Vegas, Nevada and he passed away in August 2000.

She retired in 1999 as a switchboard operator supervisor from Lee’s Summit Hospital in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and had also worked many years at St. Elizabeth Hospital
in Granite City with years of service as a switchboard operator. She enjoyed her days of crafting and spending time with her grandchildren. She will be remembered for the
love and special times shared with her entire family and many friends.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Amy Taylor of Granite City; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Carl Benson of Granite City; a stepson and
daughter-in-law, Jerry and Linda Leach Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri; ten grandchildren, Alyssa, Ashley, Dylan, Kelsey, Brendan, Cody, Nick, Michael, John and Jessica; two
great grandchildren, Landen and Aiden; two sisters, Connie Saatkamp of Granite City and Darlene Harrigan-Rogier of Granite City; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Annette Daniel; a sister, Joan Schellingberger and two brothers, Dan
Mowery and John Mowery.

A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Legacy Golf Clubhouse, 3500 Cargill Road in Granite City.

Private family burial will take place next to her husband at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

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Kimie Richardson, age 81, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Kimie was born on September 28, 1935
in Kanazawa City, Japan, a daughter of the late Kisahachi and Rei (Itai) Shiomoto.

Kimie enjoyed playing bingo and playing poker with her family and friends. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Kimie loved life, she loved to laugh, but most
of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Kimie was preceded in death by one brother, Nobuji Shiomoto.

She is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Susan Richardson of Holiday Shores, IL; proud grandmother to Melissa Lueke and Nicholas (Ashley)
Richardson, both of St. Charles, MO; one great-grandson on the way in November, Colin Patrick Richardson; dear siblings, Kiwakazu Shiomoto, Susumu Shiomoto, Junko
Shiomoto and Machiko Ishida all of Japan; extended family and many friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, memorial services will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, with Dr. Eddy Brown officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer’s Association. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.

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Harry S. “Harry O.” Peterson, 69, of Madison, Illinois passed away at 1:51 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in
Belleville.

He was born June 3, 1948 in East St. Louis, Illinois, a son of Victoria (Maliszewski) Peterson of Rancho Mirage, California and the late Willie Peterson.

He married Helen A. (Macko) Peterson on October 13, 1973 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison and she survives.

Harry O. retired from the Madison Police Department in 2012 after over 30 years of dedicated service as a police dispatcher. He also worked as a funeral home assistant
and greeter at Davis Funeral Home for several years.

He was an active and faithful member of Calvary Life Church. He was an avid sports fan and loved the St. Louis Cardinals and Notre Dame and was a connoisseur of
sports memorabilia. He loved being outdoors, enjoying nature, working in his yard and gardening. He enjoyed his days of traveling, listening to music and cherished being
Poppy and spending time with his precious granddaughters. Harry will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and many friends.


In addition to his beloved wife of 44 years and mother, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Brian (Lorri) Peterson of Granite City; a daughter, Laura M. (Kevin
Warren) Peterson of Collinsville; two granddaughters, Briya and Blakelee Peterson of Granite City; brother, David Peterson of Rancho Mirage, California; nephew, Michael
(Nikki) Peterson of Caseyville; other extended family; coworkers and many friends. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Mike and Stanley
Peterson.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Calvary Life Church, 4650 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, September 25, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and will
continue at the church on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Mark Maynard officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family to establish a college fund for his granddaughter’s future or to the American Cancer Society.
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Randy Lee Miles, age 58, of Collinsville, IL, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL. Randy
was born on October 8, 1958 in Selma, AL, a son of Charles Miles and Betty (Addams) Smith.

On July 1, 1987, Randy married Susan Dahmus, the love of his life, in Steelville, MO. Randy worked for C.C.I. as a project manager in St. Louis, MO. He loved listening to
music. Randy liked his music harder, louder and faster. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, whom he adored. Randy loved life, he loved to laugh, but most
of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Randy was preceded in death by his father, Charles Miles.

He is survived by his devoted wife of thirty years, Susan Miles of Collinsville, IL; dear mother, Betty Smith of Granite City, IL; loving children, Jessica (Nick Batts) Miles,
Andrew (Kristen) Miles and Danielle (Corey) Mattea all of Collinsville, IL; dear sister, Andrea Rhoads of Granite City, IL; two nephews, one great-nephew and one great-
niece; extended family and many wonderful friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road, Glen Carbon, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

Memorial donations may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.

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Donna Marie Evans, 70 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Terrace on the Park in Mascoutah,
Illinois.

Donna was born on July 4, 1947 in Granite City, Illinois; the daughter of the late Benny W. and Vanita “Sugg” (Webb) Johannpeter. Donna was a retired Veterans Records
Administrator for the United States Government. In her free time she enjoyed attending family outings and spending time with her friends. Donna will be remembered for
her kind heart and all the special times she shared with her family.

She is survived by and will be missed by her cousins; Harold “Junior” (Pam) Pool of Granite City, Illinois, Linda Pool of Granite City, Illinois; her son, Scott W. Moore of
Caseyville, Illinois; granddaughter, Rebecca Moore of Caseyville, Illinois; grandson, Benny Chase Moore of Granite City, Illinois; brother, Ben (Jenna) Johannpeter of
Edwardsville, Illinois; step-grandson, Zach Clifford.

In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her son; Steve Moore and her brother, Bradley Johannpeter.

In celebration of Donna’s life a memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Greg Dickerman officiating at Heritage Church, 3716
Ruth Drive in Pontoon Beach, Illinois. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the family.

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Doris June McFain, age 89, of Granite City, IL, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL. Doris was
born on January 28, 1928 in Dover, OH, a daughter of the Louis and Lydia (Ferris) Heintz.

Doris proudly served her country in the United States Air Force. She had worked at Venice High School and St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City, IL as a registered nurse.
She had retired from the U.S. Government, Department of the Army, where she worked in the clerical department. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Doris
loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Doris was preceded in death by her husband, William E. McFain, one daughter, Maureen McFain-Bailey and by her brother, Robert Heintz

She is survived by her loving children, Vicki Shope of Cottleville, MO, Roger (Deborah) McFain of East Alton, IL, Billie Jean Moore of TX and Dana (Karen) McFain of
Greenwood, AR; proud grandmother to Jeffrey (Mary) Shope, Alex Shope, Kelsey Shope, Katie (Richard) Taylor, Kelli McFain, Adam McFain, Andrew Bailey, Lucas Bailey,
Autumn Rainey, Ashley Rainey and Tammy Kelly; proud great-grandmother to four great-grandchildren; her son-in-law, Norm Bailey extended family and many friends.


Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, with Rev. Henry Crippen officiating. Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery,
St. Louis, Missouri. Military honors will be conducted by the United States Air Force.

Memorial donations may be given to Granite City A.P.A. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Erma Lee Rash, age 93, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at her home, with her loving family by her
side. Erma was born on September 23, 1923 in Tulsa, OK, a daughter of the late Harry A. Briggs and Myrtle F. (Hughes) Briggs.

On June 28, 1947, Erma married Travis L. Rash, the love of her life, in Madison, IL. Travis passed away on December 17, 2003. She was a faithful member of Good
Shepherd United Methodist Church in Granite City, IL. Erma was family oriented and was a proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. She enjoyed gardening,
canning and cooking; however, she was famous for her jellies and cookies. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Erma loved life, she loved to
laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Erma was preceded in death by her brothers, Harry and Harold “Gene” Briggs; sister, Isla Mae Williams; son-in-law, Leonard
Sabol; brother-in-law, Donald Williams; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Briggs and Pauline Briggs; and by one grandson, Jeffrey Sabol.

She is survived by her loving children, Kathleen (George) Maza of Mt. Prospect, IL, Linda Sabol of Granite City, IL, Judy (Brian) Lee of Edwardsville, IL and Richard (Dinna)
Rash of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Christopher Sabol, Derek (Katie) Huffer, Todd (Amy) Huffer, Laura (Travis) Revelle, Lisa (Travis) Catron, Rebecca (Ryan
Kennedy) Lee, Andrew Lee and Ryan Rash; proud great-grandmother to Jackson Sabol, Lexington Sabol, Emerson Huffer, Liam Huffer, Tyler Huffer, Jude Revelle, Lennon
Revelle and Olivia Catron; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, with Pastor Penny Barber officiating. Erma will be laid
to rest next to Travis at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to Granite City A.P.A. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.

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Sharon Lee “GiGi” Earney, 66 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Siteman Cancer Center at
Barnes Hospital surrounded by her family.

Sharon was born on December 9, 1950 in Granite City, Illinois; a daughter of the late Clarence “Pete” and Florence (Bardsley) Perkins. Sharon was a facilities manager at
Travelers Insurance and was office manager for the Dermatologist Dr. Peter Lee. Sharon had also worked for the Girl Scouts of America, where she volunteered as a scout
leader. Sharon was a member of Niedringhaus United Methodist Church in Granite City; a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Post 1300; Bubble Masters Scuba Club, where
she learned to scuba dive; Sharon was a member of USSSA baseball where she traveled to Tokyo, Japan and Sydney, Australia and she volunteered for the USO at
Lambert Airport. Sharon will be remembered for her giving heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

Sharon is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Lawrence “Big Larry” Earney, whom she married on April 17, 1970; her children, Robin Moore and fiance’ (Matt) of
Granite City, Illinois, Elizabeth (Josh) Behrens of Edwardsville, Illinois, Lawrence “Little Larry” (Diane) Earney of Hershey, Pennsylvania; her grandchildren, Riley, Mason, Ty,
Gavin, Grant, Ethan, Michael, Christopher; her sister, Sarah Ahring; her brother, Carl (Tammy) Perkins; dear friends, Rev. Tim (Pam) Filkins and numerous nieces,
nephews, cousins and other extended family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by her sister, Rosemary Perkins and Carol Friese.

Friends may call on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of her life, services will be held
on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Tim Filkins officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon,
Illinois. Memorials are suggested to Lymphoma Research Fund, Washington University Division of Oncology, Box 8007, ATTENTION: Robert Barczewski, 660 South Euclid
Ave., St. Louis, Missouri 63110

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Vernon J. Thomas Sr., age 82, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL.
Vernon was born on December 8, 1934 in Long Beach, CA, a son of the late Richard and Helen (Perigo) Thomas.

On September 17, 1955, Vernon married Darlene M. Schubert, the love of his life. Vernon proudly served his country in the United States Army, retiring after twenty-two years
of dedicated service as a Staff Sergeant. He refereed basketball and umpired baseball at Wilson Park and at the Army Depot. His greatest joy was spending time with his
family. Vernon loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Vernon was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Brazil and by his brother, Richard Thomas.

He is survived by his devoted wife of sixty-two years, Darlene Thomas of Granite City, IL; loving children, Vernon (Tina) Thomas II of Granite City, IL and Angie (Dan) Gore of
Pontoon Beach, IL; proud grandfather to Nicole (Spruce) Spruille, Joe Thomas, Jason (Tiffany) Kelsaw, Jennifer Daly, Joshua (Lauren) Nicholson, Christopher (Courtney)
Nicholson, Savannah Lawn and Heather (Richard) Vazquez; proud great-grandfather to fourteen great-grandchildren; extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, with Pastor Larry Blankley officiating. Interment will be
in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.

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Eleanor J. (Burlingame) Weeks, age 93, longtime resident of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at
Granite Nursing and Rehab Center, Granite City, IL. Eleanor was born on September 30, 1923 in Miller County, MO, a daughter of the
late Ivy and Bertha (Roark) Burlingame.

On September 30, 1939, Eleanor married Ervin “Butch” Weeks, the love of her life. Ervin passed away on March 15, 1991. Eleanor was a proud homemaker who loved
taking care of her family. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with family and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Eleanor was preceded in death by one son, David Weeks and by two brothers, Warren Lloyd and James Richards.

She is survived by her loving children, Violet Dennis of Granite City, IL, Gregg (Jeanette) Weeks of Granite City, IL and Walter (Mary Ann) Weeks of Morris, IL; dear siblings,
Shirley Brown, Floyd, Glenn and Donald Burlingame; proud grandmother to ten grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 2801 Madison Avenue, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral chapel.

Eleanor will be laid to rest next to Ervin at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Robert L. Fry Sr., 70 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.

Robert was born on May 6, 1947 in Granite City, Illinois; a son of the late Tom and Virginia Jackie (Waterman) Fry. Robert was a union carpenter working for the Carpenters
Local 633 and 664. He attended Word of Life Tabernacle in Granite City and just loved to do anything outside. Robert enjoyed his days of golfing, camping and fishing and
being the “Captain” of his boat. He and his wife Vickie enjoyed spending time dancing and listening to music. Robert was a member of Bubble Masters where he learned
how to Scuba Dive. Robert loved people and his outgoing personality allowed him to never meet a stranger. But most of all Robert loved to spend time with his family,
especially his grandchildren. Robert will be remembered for his outgoing personality, kind heart and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by and will be missed by his wife and soul mate whom he married on October 2, 2004 and were together for 21 years; Vickie (Pruett) Fry; his children, Rob
(Christina) Fry Jr. of Worden, Illinois, Tim (Jill) Smith of Wildwood, Missouri, Krista Fry and fiance’ (Paul Soliben) of Edwardsville, Illinois; his grandchildren, Tate Dycus of
Edwardsville, Illinois, Austin Jackels of Worden, Illinois, Emilie Fry of Worden, Illinois, Audrey Smith of Wildwood, Missouri, Maddie Soliben of Edwardsville, Illinois, Lily
Smith of Wildwood, Missouri, Megan Fry of Worden, Illinois, Isabella Soliben of Edwardsville, Illinois; his step-mom, Gertrude Fry of Sorento, Illinois; his brothers and
sisters, Michael (Rita) Fry of Missouri, Jeff (Meta) Fry of Sorento, Illinois, Rosa (Melvin) Mollet of Hillsboro, Illinois, Harold (Melinda) Fry of North Dakota and numerous,
nieces, nephews and countless friends.

Friends may call on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Robert’s life, services will
be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Michael Fry officiating. Memorials in Robert’s name may be made to the American
Cancer Society.

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Marjorie “Marge/Maggie” Ann Perdue, 93, of Granite City, IL, peacefully passed away at 9:15 a.m., Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at
University Nursing and Rehabilitation in Edwardsville, IL, with her beloved granddaughter, Heather, at her side.

Marjorie was born June 4, 1924 in St. Louis, MO to Leo and Alice (McGee) Mier and grew up in Webster Groves, MO. She attended Holy Redeemer, and later, graduated
from Webster Groves High School in 1942. She then attended Miss Hickey Secretarial School, graduating in 1943 and putting her new skills to work for the Army Air Corps.

Marjorie and James Garrett Perdue Sr. married in St. Louis, MO in February 1949 and moved to Granite City, IL where she helped in the family business, Perdue Furniture
Company, raised a family, and was active in local politics. After the death of her “Precious,” her beloved husband, in 1979, she updated her skills and returned to work at
Scott Air Force Base until her retirement.

Marjorie was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, now known as Holy Family Catholic Church, in Granite City, IL. She will be fondly remembered for her wit, wisdom,
passion for politics, and love of a good time.

She is survived by three daughters: Mary (Ned Tapp) Perdue-Tapp of Granite City, IL, Dr. Virginia “Tina”(Dr. Michael Williamson) Perdue of Indiana, PA, and Patricia “Pat”
(Darlene Morrison) Perdue of British Columbia, Canada; three sons: James G. Perdue Jr. of Granite City, IL, Paul Perdue (Barb Scherer) of Farmington, MO, and Parry (Lisa
Morris) Perdue of Granite City, IL; nine grandchildren: Heather (Scott), Angela, Amelia, Anna, James, Jesica (Tyler), Jenifer (Kyle), Amanda (Nick), and Garrett; two great-
grandchildren: Abigail and Leo; one sister: Jeanne Grierson of Orlando, FL; many nieces and nephews; and special friend, LaVonne.

Besides her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by a brother: Robert Mier and two sisters: Alice Hillmeyer and Marion Minnigerode.

Marjorie’s family extends its heartfelt thanks to the staff of University Nursing and Rehabilitation and to Heartland Hospice for helping her live her life to the fullest until her
death. Very special thanks to her loving angels on B wing and her table mates, Mary (Nick) and best friend, Alberta.

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory, 3939 Lake Drive, Granite City, IL.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Ave, Granite City, IL, at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017 with Father
Jeffry Holtman as celebrant. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Cemetery in Glen Carbon, IL.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial donations be made to the Activities Department at University Nursing and Rehabilitation in Edwardsville, IL. Mother
would want her friends to have a spectacular party.

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Marilyn D. (Champion) Lunsford, 81, of Madison, Illinois passed away at 6:55 p.m. on Monday, September 11, 2017 at Rosewood Care
Center in Edwardsville.

She was born October 16, 1935 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Frank and Helen D. (Snyder) Champion.

She married Paul Lunsford on October 16, 1970 in Granite City and he passed away on October 23, 2001.

She and her husband had co-owned and operated Marilyn’s House of Fashion Wedding and Dress shop in Granite City for many years until 1980. She later owned and
operated Champions Wedding and Party Room in Granite City from 1984 until her retirement in 2016. Marilyn coordinated and decorated many weddings, parties and
events throughout the area for many families through her lifetime. She was very creative and loved putting a theme together for any special occasion.

She was a dedicated and faithful member of Hope Lutheran Church in Granite City. She belonged to many community organizations and was active in the Red Hat Society,
Granite City High School Old Grads, Elkettes #1063, Business Professional Women, AMVETS Woman’s Auxiliary and Church Women United. She was a fan of the St. Louis
Cardinals and enjoyed attending the games. Marilyn had also taught baton earlier in life and had led many parades with her twirling talents. She also enjoyed her days of
bowling, golfing and roller skating and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family, friends and community.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Marie Lunsford of Granite City; her cherished grandson, Brandon Lunsford of Granite City; brother and sister-in-
law, Conrad “Babe” and Sue Champion of Granite City; three nephews; Brett Champion of Granite City, Kirk and Jodi Champion of Belleville and Keith Champion of Ballwin,
Missouri; aunt, Lena Seitzer of St. Charles, Missouri; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a niece, Robyn Champion.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, September 15, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue at Hope Lutheran Church, 3715 Wabash Avenue in Granite City on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 10:00
a.m. with Reverend Alan Beuster officiating.

Burial will be at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights.

Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to the Granite City High School Theatre and Performing Arts and may be accepted at the
funeral home.
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James Earl “Corky” Sullivan, 81, of Granite City, IL passed away at 10:58 p.m. Sunday, September 10, 2017 in St, Louis, MO.

He was born September 19, 1935 in Granite City, IL to Earl and Lucy (nee: Fancher) Sullivan.

James “Corky” served in the United States Navy during the Korean War from 1950 through 1959. He had worked at the Laclede Steel Mill in Alton, IL and retired from the
Granite City Port District State of Illinois as a maintenance supervisor. He was a member of the VFW in Granite City, IL, Sportsman Club in Marine, IL and National Riffle
Association.

He is survived by Carol Williams of Granite City, IL; two daughters: Rhonda (Jack) Sullivan-Redman of Bois D’Arc, MO and Cathy (Mark) Sanchez of Granite City, IL; 5
grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 4 step-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Donna (Chuck) Hadley of Iberia, MO and Gloria Holtmeyer of Branson,
MO.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, “Pete” Charles Sullivan and a sister Georgiadean Stimpson.
Cremation services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.

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James Lois Denson II, 39, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 10:35 a.m. Wed. Sept. 6, 2017 at his home.

H
e was born May 25, 1978 to Kathleen (Kociscak) Denson of Granite City and the late James Lois Denson.
James was a U.S. Army veteran.

In addition to his mother, he was survived by 2 sisters: Gina Denson of Pontoon Beach, IL and Wendy Denson of Lake St. Louis, MO; a brother: Joseph Morales of Joplin,
MO; 3 nieces: Katelynn Strubelt, Malia Strubelt & Lillian Cuvar; and a nephew: Seth Cuvar.

Services are private with private burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with military honors

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David John Koertge, age 53, of Troy, IL, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL. David was
born on November 9, 1963 in Granite City, IL, a son of Glen Dale Koertge and Isabell (Davis) Koertge.

On June 6, 1987, David married Angela Lane, the love of his life in Decatur, IL. David worked for Triad School District as a bus driver for over fourteen years. David was an
avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball and Blues Hockey fan. He also enjoyed traveling, playing golf and watching games with his family and friends. His greatest joy was
spending time with his family. David loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

David was preceded in death by his father, Glen Koertge; four brothers, Jim, Kenny, Marty and Clifford Koertge and by his mother-in-law, Ann Lane.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Angela Koertge of Troy, IL; loving daughters, Sandra (Ray Bednara) Koertge of St. Louis, MO and Casey (Aaron) Tucker of Edwardsville,
IL; dear mother, Isabell Koertge of Troy, IL; sister, Lori (Mark) Capps of Pace, FL; sisters-in-law, Kathy Koertge of Edwardsville, IL, Patti Koertge of Edwardsville, IL, Amy
(Bryan) Goodman of Decatur, IL and Pam Houser of Mansfield, IL; father-in-law, Richard Lane of Decatur, IL; a grandson on the way in November; many nieces, nephews,
extended family and wonderful friends.

Memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Pavilion #6, Tri-Township Park, Troy, IL.

David’s family requests those attending the service wear casual “David” attire.

Memorial donations may be given to Triad Foundation or American Heart Association.

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Wanda June Hubbell, 75, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:54 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born June 2, 1942 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Homer and Nellie (Champion) Lupardus.

She married Jack Howard Hubbell on December 4, 1964 at Second Baptist Church in Granite City and he survives.

She retired from the Granite City School District #9 after many years of dedicated and loving service as a teacher’s aide.

She was a lifelong and devoted member of Second Baptist Church in Granite City where she had served as a Sunday School teacher and was active with many committees
and events. She enjoyed her days of traveling, bowling and playing softball. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.


In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Rodger Wilson of Bolingbrook, Illinois; a stepson, Jeff Hubbell of
Smithboro, Illinois; two grandchildren and their spouses, Adam and Megan Wilson and Hannah and David Anderson; three great grandchildren, Mackenzie and Hank
Wilson and Levi Anderson; two sisters, Jackie Woods of Granite City and Loretta Purdy of Petersburg, Illinois; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by seven siblings, Vivian Dine, Homer Lupardus, Charles Lupardus, Lucille Daniels, Norma Tolbert, Archie Lupardus
and Lenese Kallenbach.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Second Baptist Church, 2100 Illinois Avenue in Granite City on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue at the church on Friday, September 15, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Brian Smith officiating.

Burial will be at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights. Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church.

Irwin Chapel of Granite City in charge of arrangements.
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Ronald “Ronnie” L. Wallace, age 57, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center, Granite City, IL. Ronnie was born on June 14, 1960 in Granite City, IL, a son of Guy Wallace and Laverne (Taylor) Dawson.

Ronnie was very outgoing and he never met a stranger. If you ever needed any kind of help, Ronnie was always ready to lend a
hand. He enjoyed playing poker with his friends. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren,
whom he adored. Ronnie loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and
loved him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Guy Wallace; stepfather, Richard Dawson; and one sister, Judy Riskovsky.

Ronnie is survived by his dear mother, Laverne Dawson of Granite City, IL; loving daughters, Rebecca Wallace of Eureka, MO and
Christina Wallace of Collinsville, IL; dear brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael and Jada Dawson of Collinsville, IL, Darin and Beverly
Dawson of Highland, IL and Marty Pulley of OK; step-mom, Vicky Wallace; proud grandfather to Dawson, Christian, Trinity, Anabelle,
Alex and Haliana; extended family and many wonderful friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road,
Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, a memorial service will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday.

Memorial donations may be given to the family for Ronnie’s grandchildren and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Jo Ann Kubik, 81, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:31 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

She was born November 24, 1935 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Georgina (Nicol) Tellor.

She married John Kubik Jr. on July 5, 1955 in Waterloo, Illinois and he passed away on January 27, 2008.

She was employed at Lance Callis Law Firm in Granite City with many years of dedicated service as a secretary. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in
Granite City and enjoyed days of sewing.

In addition to her beloved husband and mother, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael Kubik. She is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Lynn and Ken Knott of
Bunker Hill; two brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, William and Carol Kubik of Millstadt and Anthony Kubik of Wood River; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, a memorial visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until time
of service at 7:00 p.m. with Father Zachary Edgar officiating.

Private burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to Shriner’s Hospital for Children and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Dorothy L. Cramer, 91 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at University Nursing & Rehabilitation
Center in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Dorothy was born on March 6, 1926 in Madison, Illinois; a daughter of the late Carl W. and Lucille K. (Perotka) Chrusciel. Dorothy was
a cashier at St. Elizabeth Medical Center (Gateway Regional Medical Center) in Granite City, Illinois. She was a 55 year member of
First United Presbyterian Church in Granite City, Illinois and a member of St. John United Church of Christ. Dorothy will be
remembered for her giving heart and all the special times she shared with her family
and friends.

Dorothy is survived by and will be missed by her daughter and son-in-law; Kathleen Cramer (Tim Kniest) of Jefferson City, Missouri; her brother, William Chrusciel of
Coffeen, Illinois.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband; Donald E. Cramer, whom she married on June 25, 1948; her brothers, Charles C. Chrusciel,
John W. Chrusciel; her sister, Marion R. Willmirth.

Friends may call on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Dorothy’s life, services will
be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Karla Frost officiating. Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens in
Fairview Heights, Illinois. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are suggested to Shriners Hospital for Children.
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Carol Ruth Null, 78, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 9:05 a.m. on Friday, September 08, 2017 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville,
Illinois.

She was born September 27, 1938 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Harold Lloyd and Mary Francis (Schutkofke) Pinkerton.

She had worked 12 years with Krey Packing in St. Louis as a butcher and later retired from Central Microfilm in St. Louis after several years of service. She enjoyed
reading and was a dedicated mother and grandmother and cherished tending to her family and sharing many special moments. She will be remembered for the love
and dedication she had for her family.

She is survived by six children and their spouses, Dorothy “Dottie” and Edward Crews of Granite City, Diana “Sissy” and Virgil Ward of Alhambra, William “Billy” and
Crystal Null of Cobden, Illinois, Renea “NaNa” and Robert Meyer of Pocahontas, Illinois, Jon Robert Null of Granite City and Amy Null of Alhambra; nineteen cherished
grandchildren; eighteen beloved great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, John “Howard” and Cheri Pinkerton of Granite City; other extended family and
friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, James Null and two sisters, Mary Sue Pinkerton and Lois Ann McElmurry.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where
funeral services will be held on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Jesse Tedder officiating.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.
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Donald Maurice Crisel, 85, of Granite City, IL passed away at 9:31 a.m. Tues. Sept. 5, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born Jan. 7, 1932 in Venice, IL to the late Harold & Lucille (Allen) Crisel.

He and Donna Cook were married Aug. 29, 1984 in Mountain Home, AR. She survives in Granite City.

Don served in the U.S. Airforce from 1950 – 1962 and later retired from Granite City Steel after more than 25 years of service. He was a member of the Scottish Rite
Valley Southern Illinois, Ainad Shrine, Emeth Masonic Lodge #1030, and a life member of Concorde Lodge #42 – Paris, France,  AMVETS Post #51 and VFW Post
#1300.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 3 daughters: Donna K. (Roger) Robertson of Warrensburg, MO, Kimberly (Jeff) May of Decatur, IL and Debbie (Jason) Thomas
of Carbondale, IL; 2 sons: Bruce Crisel of KY and Jimmy (Danielle) Pfeifer of MI; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; a brother: Joe Sobczak of Alton, IL; 2 sisters:
Ramona Burnett of Granite City and Marsha Horton of Houston, TX; and his special family: Tim & Linda Pappas.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at 12:30 p.m. Fri. Sept. 8, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks
National Cemetery with military honors.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children.
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Carl G. Kukarola, 63 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

Carl was born on August 5, 1954 in Red Bud, Illinois; a son of the late George C. and Helen F. (Schneider) Kukarola. Carl was a
member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City and Transformers United for Christ Church in Alton. Carl drove deliveries for
Willis Florist for many years in Granite City. His greatest love was his wife, Sandra, whom he married on September 16, 2008. Carl will
be remembered for his kind and giving heart and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.

Carl is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Sandra (Gott-Williams) Kukarola of Granite City; his sisters, Patricia Aleman of Glen
Carbon, IL, Helen Feeherty of Hazelwood, MO, Joann (David) Cruse of Granite City, IL, Rita Rosenburg of Granite City, IL; his brother,
James (Angela) Kukarola of Granite City, IL and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded by his step-son, Robert Eugene Williams.

Friends may call on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In
celebration of Carl’s life, services will be held on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Jeff Holtman officiating at Holy
Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Ave. in Granite City. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite
City. Memorials in Carl’s memory are suggested to the family.
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Gary Lee Harris Jr., 56, of Glen Carbon and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:27 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at
his home.

He was born November 4, 1960 in Granite City, a son of Rose Porter of Collinsville and the late Gary Lee Harris Sr.

He married the love of his life, Kathleen C. (Gilley) Harris on July 5, 1980 in Granite City and she survives. Gary was an exceptional
husband, father and grandfather.

He had received a Journeyman Carpenter Degree from Belleville Area College. He has worked with the Granite City School District
#9 with 25 years of dedicated service in building maintenance and as a custodian. Gary’s family was his focus and love of his life. He
loved taking care of his family, tending to his home and driving his collectible car. He was an exceptional craftsman and very
talented with home renovations and construction of any sort. He always had a building project going on or plans to do, whether at
his home or helping at a home of his sons. He enjoyed his days of boating and cherished his dogs, Tripp, Gracie Ann, Lucy and Emme.

In addition to his beloved wife of 37 years and his mother, he is survived by three sons, Craig Gilley Harris of Granite City, Chad
Gilley Harris and fiancé, Renee Jerashen of Granite City and Trey Gilley Harris and wife, Molly Harris of Carterville; one grandson,
Cash Lee Harris of Granite City; a sister, Kimberly Ann Harris of Collinsville; uncles and aunts, Bob and Judy Harris of Granbury,
Texas and Karin and Gary Turnbull of Argyle, Texas; mother-in-law, Jo-Ann Gilley of Granite City; sister-in-law and brother-in-law,
Colleen and Paul Berends; three brothers-in-law, Toney, John and Michael Gilley; other extended family and many dear friends.

In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, September 8, 2017
from 3:00 p.m. until time of memorial service at 7:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the family to establish a college trust fund for his grandson, Cash.
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Barbara Diann Maples, age 68, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at her home.

Barbara was born on April 9, 1949 in Black Oak, Arkansas, a daughter of the late Charles and Iduma (Short) Parris.

Barbara worked as a bartender at Doit’s Village Inn in Pontoon Beach, IL for many years. She had an outgoing an upbeat personality; Barbara didn’t believe in judging
others, she never met a stranger, and she always made you feel special. Barbara enjoyed solving crossword puzzles and reading a good book. Her greatest joy was
spending time with her family and friends. Barbara loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family and friends and her dearly loved dog, Charlie. She
will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by four sisters, Wilma DuBoise, Bessie Needham, Mildred Rains and Patricia Bryan and by three brothers,
Edgar, Alford Sonny Parris and Billy Parris.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Bobby Maples of Granite City, IL; loving daughters, Angie Rippy of Edwardsville,IL, Candace (Kevin) Halpin of Maryland
Heights, MO and Dawn (Steve) Missler of Olivette, MO; dear sisters, Carloyn Benton of Searcy, AR and Shirley Wise of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to 10
grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family and great friends.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Susan G. Komen, Race for the Cure and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Arthur George Billick, 64, of Madison, passed away at 8:05 a.m. Monday, September 4, 2017 at his home.

Born Jan. 16, 1953 in Granite City, he was the only child of John and Rose (LeCompte) Billick. He married Linda Parker in Granite City, and she survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Melinda Carnahan of Granite City; three sons, Michael (Amber) Billick and Richard Carnahan, all of Granite City, and Johnathn (Darcus)
Billick of Litchfield, IL; 9 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory where services will be held at 6 p.m.
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Constance N. Kipp, 84, of Granite City died on Friday, September 1, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born on May 6, 1933 in Bell, IL to Norvel Whitten and Virginia nee: Kraus Milster.

Constance married John Kipp on March 17, 1978 in Madison, IL.

The loving wife and mother was a member of the Presbyterian faith. She loved animals, especially dogs.

Besides her husband, Constance is survived by a daughter, Mandie (Brian) Shulte of Edwardsville, IL; a son, Curtis Walker of Granite
City, IL; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and a brother, Tom Whitten of Ramsey, IL.

Constance is preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Virginia Walker and a sister, Francis MIlster.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City, IL.

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com

Burial will be at a later date at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, IL.
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Durena L. Butler 79, of Madison, IL passed away Monday, August 28, 2017 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

She was born June 21, 1938 in Equality, IL to William Sam and Elizabeth (nee: Baldwin) McKinney.
On May 15, 1959, she married Bobby Gene Butler in East St. Louis, IL; he preceded her in death June 11, 2010. She is survived by, 3 daughters, Christina Vazquez of
Madison, IL, Janet (Larry) Ellis of Mt. Vernon, IL and Cynthia Butler of Granite City, 6 grandchildren, Bobby Gene Butler Jr., Robert Lee Butler, Rebeca Lynn Torres,
Crystal G. Latchford, Toni Lynn Latchford Christopher Lee Price, 4 great-grandchildren, Adrianna M. Vasquez, Jade Butler, Cole Robert Lee Butler & Matthias Scott
McIntyre. Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a sister, Ziakelbach.
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Dorothy Jean Smith, 84, of Madison, IL, passed away at 9:46 p.m. Sat. Aug. 26, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite
City, IL.

She was born Jan. 1, 1933 in Granite City to the late Guy and Bonnie (Westbrook) Pasley.
She was married to James W. Smith. He preceded her in death Nov. 6, 2000.
Dorothy was a homemaker. She loved to play cards and watch Family Feud.

Survivors include 3 daughters: Janice Smith of Madison, Lisa Fernandez of Granite City and Joyce Ann Martinez of Fulton, MO; 3 sons: David Smith of Granite City,
John DeRossett III of Gorham, IL and Earl Clayton Cook Jr. of Sullivan, MO; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and 5 sisters: Joyce Taylor, Shirley Wilson,
Mary Nettles, Judith Buckingham and Darlene Hillis.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by 5 sisters: Jessie Ashburn, Helen Love, Bonita Womack, Macie Todaro and Margaret Hollenbeck; and
2 brothers: Leonard and Isaac Pasley.

Arrangements are pending.
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Deborah Ann Caughron, 65, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 2:18 p.m. Sat. Aug. 26, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born Feb. 6, 1952 in St. Louis, MO to Marion Cecelia (Fisch) Bishop of Granite City and William Leonard Burns of Overland, MO.
She and Edward Lee Caughron were married May 11, 2001 in Granite City.  He survives in Granite City.
Deborah had worked for Caraustar Custom Packaging.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by a son: Christopher Derleth of Granite City; a daughter: Jennifer Michelle Derleth of Alton; 6 grandchildren:
Antonio Escobar, Joseph Derleth, Jessica Derleth, Theodore Stoklosa III, Gerald Derleth III and Jason Derleth; 3 brothers: Timothy, Michael and David; and 3 sisters:
Michelle, Donna and Barbara.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sun. Sept. 3, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory with Fr. Jeff Holtman OFS officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
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Daniel Thomas Watkins, 62, of Granite City, IL passed away Sat. Aug. 26, 2017 at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis, MO.

He was born Sept. 15, 1954 in Granite City to Jacqueline Ann (Lynn) Rainwater of Granite City and the late Thomas Ray Watkins.

Dan was a U.S. Army veteran and current Commander of AmVets Post #51.  He was employed with U.S. Metals as an operator and loved to ride his Harley, hunt, fish
and listen and play Bluegrass music with family and friends.  Many local people knew him as the Slim Jim man for handing out Slim Jims and his Donald Duck voice.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his former spouse: Jutta (Doerr) Watkins of Granite City; 2 sons: Kenny (Amber Kamacho Waktins) Watkins of Granite City
and Kevin (Jennifer) Watkins of O’Fallon, IL; 11 grandchildren: Jayden Boyette, Jocelyn McKinney, Rosaley Watkins, Rylie Watkins, K.J. Watkins, Beau Watkins,
Brandon Costello, Doug Costello, Deanna Tucker, Steven Daniels and Lisa Johnson; 2 brothers: Gary (Carol) Watkins and Mike (Faye) Watkins of Granite City; 2
sisters: Gail (John) Valle of Granite City and Nancy Watkins of Alton; and many friends and cousins in his Tennessee family.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by 2 step-children: Jane Daniels and David Costello; and a sister: Kay Dalton.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. Wed. Aug. 30, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory with cremation to follow.  Burial with
military honors will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to AmVets Post #51.
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Jewel Ilene Smith, 89, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 11:15 p.m. Fri. Aug. 25, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite
City.

She was born Feb. 6, 1928 in Lincoln, NE to the late Daisy (Driscoll) Walton Wilkerson and Roscoe Pete Walton.
She married Walter Smith in 1948 in Enid, OK and he preceded her in death in 2003.
Jewel owned her own clothing retail shop as well as having worked as a nurse aid. She was of the Evangelical faith and loved to read and make crafts.

She is survived by a daughter: Barbara Boyer of Granite City; 6 grandchildren: Laura Boyer of Granite City, Kathleen (David) Wiser of Fredericktown, MO, Patrick Boyer,
Jennifer Boyer, Sean Boyer and Erin Boyer of Granite City; and 4 great-grandchildren: Mathew (Laura) Wiser, Alicia Wiser, Michael Boyer and Natasha Boyer.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson: Brian Boyer; a great-granddaughter: Jordan Boyer; and 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

Services are private.
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Eadmon Clay Earon, 87, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 2:38 a.m. Fri. Aug. 25, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite
City.

He was born Mar. 30, 1930 in Steward Co., TN to the late Henry Clay & Ruby (Barrow) Earon.
He and Rachel Young were married Jun. 8, 1985 in Granite City.  She preceded him in death Jun. 3, 2014.

Eadmon was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and retired as a Pipefitter from Granite City Steel.  He was a member of New Testament Missionary Baptist Church in
Wood River, IL.

Survivors include 1 son: Robert Earon of Fillmore, IL; 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and 1 sister: Emma Lee Jackson of TN.
Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter: Carla Taylor; a son: Elvis Earon; a great-granddaughter: Erin Mathenia; and a sister: Edna Ruth
Jackson.

Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sun. Aug. 27, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory where services will be at 10:00 a.m. Mon. Aug. 28, 2017 with
Rev. Henry Crippen officiating.  Burial will follow at Sunset Hills Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
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John Raymond Wise, 57, of Pontoon Beach, Ill., formerly of Venice, Ill., born on September 10, 1959 in Venice, Ill., passed away at 6:06
p.m. Thursday, Augusts 24, 2017 at Gateway Regional Hospital ER, Granite City, Ill.

John was in the Marine Corps from 1978 to 1984. He worked as a dock supervisor at Conway Motor Freight and was a chauffeur for
22 years and retired in 2015. John loved to ride his Harley in his free time.

Preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Sue Swaringim, whom he married on August 25, 1979 in Glover, Mo.; and his parents, John
Wise and Martha Gibson.

Surviving him are his children, John (Alicia) Wise Jr. of Potosi, Mo., Stacey Wise of Pontoon Beach, Samantha (Fiancee, Matthew
Parsons) Wise of Potosi, Mo. and Amber (special friend, Collin Spier) Hammond of Alton, Ill.; Cindy Lankford of Pontoon Beach;
sisters, Theresa Wise and Patricia Wise of Alton; grandchildren, Justin Wise, Tayler Hancock, Allyce Hammond, Johnny Wise, Aiden
Hanebrenk, Bentley and Landon Parsons and Emmett Spier; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, "Liza-Jane".

In lieu of flowers please send memorials to Breast Cancer Research.

Visitation: Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, August 28, 2017 at Thomas Saksa Funeral Home, Granite City.

Services: Funeral at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Thomas Saksa Funeral Home, Granite City, Ill., with Rev. Henry Crippen.
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Baby Alexander Joshua Papp passed away at Memorial East Hospital on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

Alexander is survived by his mommy and daddy; Stephanie (Comstock) and Aaron Papp of Granite City, Illinois; his grandparents,
Stephen (Debra) Asselmeier of Waterloo, Illinois, Mark (Sandie) Papp of Granite City, Illinois and many aunts, uncles, cousins and
numerous extended friends and family.

Alexander was preceded in death by his great-grandparents; Adolf (Pearl) Keck, Wilma Stroup, Thomas Papp Sr.

Friends may call on Monday, August 28, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration
of Alex, services will be held on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Randy Vollmar officiating.
Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
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Harold A. Lassen, 82 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017 at Missouri Baptist Hospital surrounded by his
family.

Harold was born on September 21, 1934 in Doniphan, Missouri; the son of the late Arthur and Hazel (Doyle) Lassen. Harold gave over 40 years to Granite City Steel,
retiring in 1995. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Granite City and proudly served his country in the United States Army. Harold will be remembered for
his generous heart and all the special time he shared with his family and friends.

Harold is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Doris Marie (Vance) Lassen, whom he married on February 14, 1958; his children, Harold (Linda) Lassen Jr. and
Judith (Clifford) Deidiker; his grandchildren, Nick (Connie) Deidiker, Natalie Deidiker, Zac Lassen, Brandi Lassen, Jamie (Eric) Fryman; his great-grandchildren, Alec
Palardy, Aiden Fryman; his sisters, Janice Tipler, Barbara Milan; his brother, Gary Lassen.

In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his sisters; Helen Barrett, Margie Ortiz.

In celebration of Harold’s life, friends may call on Monday, August 28, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jesse Tedder
officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to Better
Breathers.
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John F. Ropac, age 90, of Granite City, IL, passed away at Meridian Village, Glen Carbon, IL on Thursday, August 24, 2017. John was
born on March 8, 1927 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late John and Helen (Gasparovic) Ropac.

John was a United States Army veteran who proudly served his country. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Lalich) Ropac on September 18, 2012; brother, Steve Ropac,
sister, Anne Mercer; brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, Steve & Mildred Yovandich, Julie & Lou Jakovac and Steve Lalich; and by
one niece, Laura Lalich.

He is survived by his loving children, Nancy (Dr. Larry) Rapp of Edwardsville, IL and John Ropac of Granite City, IL; grandson, Dr.
Brian (Krystal) Rapp of Centerville, IN; great-grandson, Colin Rapp; sister-in-law, Pat Lalich; nieces and nephews, Linda & Tom Caito,
Yvonne & Jim Foley, Mike Lalich and Louis Jakovac; cousin, Delores Harizal (Ropac); numerous great nieces and great nephews;
extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Calvary Catholic Cemetery Chapel, Edwardsville,
IL, with funeral services to follow at 11:00 a.m.

Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to a church of the donor’s choice.

The family would like to extend a thank you to the staff of Vintage Gardens & Reach Care Center of Meridian Village.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Robert E. “Bob” Boyles, 83 of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017 at Eden Village in Glen Carbon, Illinois.

Bob was born on August 24, 1933 in Granite City, Illinois the son of the late Claude M. and Frieda Boyles. Bob worked at Granite City Steel as a crane operator for 43
years, retiring in 1996. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Bob’s greatest joy
was his family and they will remember him for all the special times they shared together.

Bob is survived by and will be missed by his daughter; Amy (Clayton) Beatty of Granite City, Illinois; his son, Robert L. (Meredith) Boyles of Denver, Colorado; his
grandchildren, Ethan Beatty, Isaac Beatty of Granite City, Illinois.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his wife; Charlotte (Hallows) Boyles, whom he married on June 24, 1967.

Friends may call on Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Bob’s life, services will be
held on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Alan Beuster officiating. Burial will follow with military rites at Sunset Hill Memorial
Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials in Bob’s memory are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
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Mary “Diva” Ann (nee; Abernathy) Vinyard, 52 of Granite City had her name called by God Saturday, August 19, 2017 and then Jesus
took her by the hand.

Diva was born January 29, 1965 in Alton, IL. She married John Vinyard August 18, 1995 in Granite City. She was employed by Morrison Cafeteria and worked at BJC
through Shriners Hospital.

She is survived by her husband, John Vinyard of Granite City; son, Paul Vinyard of Granite City; two sisters, Belinda (Rod) Walker of Granite City and Janice and James
Morgan of Maryville; two aunts and an uncle, Etta Gibbs, Sharon Kalass and Lawrence Gibbs.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Glodene (nee: Singleton), brother, Bill Abernathy; sister, Patricia Crockarell and niece, Teri Marie Walker.

The family will greet people from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Freedom Worship Center, 3633 State Route 162, Pontoon Beach, IL 62040, followed by a
Celebration of Life service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Gary Cook Officiating. Memorials are directed to the family. Cremation Services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home
& Crematory.
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Wynona June Emerson, 92, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:20 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical
Center in Granite City.

She was born May 17, 1925 in Tyrone Township, Illinois, the daughter of the late Grover Thomas and Beulah Frances (Petit) Eickelman.

She married Harold Kenneth Emerson on April 23, 1945 in Christopher, Illinois and he passed away on January 13, 1990.

She was a dedicated and loving homemaker. She had also worked babysitting at Bowl Land in Granite City and also worked in laundry services at St. Elizabeth
Hospital in Granite City for several years. She was a member of Word of Life Tabernacle in Granite City and cherished her grandchildren. She will be remembered for
the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda Lou and Harold Fisher of Alma, Arkansas and Virginia Faye Gibson of Granite City; nine grandchildren, Tamra
Lynn Fisher, Daniel Lee Fisher, Rodney Lee Fisher, Jason Lee Fisher, Trevor Lee Fisher, Michelle Lynn Needham, Chad Elbert Gibson, Jessica Dawn Gibson and
Cassandra Faye Polach; twenty two great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Francis Delano and Joann Eickelman of Valier,
Illinois; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Orville and Maynard Eickelman.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. where funeral
services will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Henry Crippen officiating.

Burial will be at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights.

Memorials may be made to The Gideons International and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Douglas Keith “Doug” Leisner, 55, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 3:33 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at his home.

He was born August 20, 1961 in Granite City, a son of the late Magnus “Weasel” and Shirley Ann (Heiser) Leisner.

He married Terry E. (Courtney) Leisner on July 19, 1984 in Madison and she survives.

He had worked at Anheuser Busch Brewery in St. Louis with 20 years of dedicated service and had worked as a forklift operator for several years with his last
employment at Wainwright Industries in St. Louis.

He enjoyed sports and was an avid NASCAR fan. He loved barbecuing and cherished his grandchildren. He had a love for animals and loved his dogs, Boo Boo and
Nelly. Doug will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife of 33 years, he is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Tanya and Phreze Smith of Granite City and Jessica Leisner of Wood
River; two grandchildren, MacKenzie Smith and Ethan Douglas Smith; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Melody Leisner of Bunker Hill; a sister, Teressa Maus of
Waterloo; father-in-law, William L. (Vila) Courtney of Florida; mother-in-law, Estelle (Bud) Boatman of Florida; several niece; nephews; other extended family and many
friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Cathy and Mike Besserman and a brother-in-law, Rick Maus.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral
services will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Jesse Tedder officiating.

Burial will be at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City.

Memorials may be made to the family and may be accepted at the funeral home.

Doug’s family invites all to wear casual clothing to represent his laid back lifestyle.
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Melvin C. Wilmsmeyer, age 86, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017 at his home surrounded by family.

Born February 18, 1931, in New Franklin, MO, he was the son of the late Emil and Johanna (Stratmann) Wilmsmeyer.
Melvin was a Korean War Veteran who proudly served in the United States Marines from 1952-1954. He was a National Bank Examiner until to moving to Granite City
in 1965, where he became the President/CEO of First Granite City National Bank. After his retirement in 1993, he enjoyed spending time at his farm in New Douglas, IL
and at the farm where he grew up in New Franklin, MO. Melvin also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was very active in the
Granite City community.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Janet (Klenklen) Wilmsmeyer; along with eight children; Daniel (Diana) Wilmsmeyer, Douglas (Tracy) Wilmsmeyer, David
(Jennifer) Wilmsmeyer, Donna (Todd) Burns, Deanne (Frank) Laub, Dennis (Julie) Wilmsmeyer, Debra Wilmsmeyer, and Darla (Lindell) Bishop; 22 grandchildren, Kyle
(Amanda) Wilmsmeyer, Katie (Ben) Martin, Corey (Jennifer) Wilmsmeyer, Emilee (Scott) Dufford, Matthew (Amanda) Wilmsmeyer, Kelsey (Zach) Jarvis, Loree (Will)
Carvelot, Marcus (Carrie) Wilmsmeyer, Kari Laub, Miranda Wilmsmeyer, Nicholas, Jacob, Olivia, Analiese, Ella, Isabella, Joshua, Nathan, and Benjamin Wilmsmeyer,
Luke Wilmsmeyer, Hannah and Jonah Bishop; 7 great grandchildren, Lily & Hunter Wilmsmeyer, Sophia & Evie Jo Martin, Delaney & McKinley Dufford and Kenny
Wilmsmeyer; and 4 siblings, Hugo (Donna) Wilmsmeyer, Ruth (Jerry) Watson, Ralph Wilmsmeyer and Helen (Darrell) Oser; as well as in-laws, nieces, nephews, and
other relatives and friends.

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Rosalie Schupp and Mildred Wilmsmeyer and his brother Richard Wilmsmeyer.

Visitation will be held from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with Father Chris
Comerford officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to St. Elizabeth Health Foundation and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Maxine Lena Abrams, 95, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:08 a.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Fountainview Manor in
Granite City.

She was born August 14, 1922, in Elmo “Scott City”, Missouri, a daughter of the late Oscar Turner and Esta (Smith) Turner-Thomas.

She married Ralph Charles Abrams on July 4, 1940 in Granite City and he passed away on October 27, 2004.

She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Granite City and was an Elkette with the Elks Ladies Auxiliary in Granite City. She will be remembered for the love and
special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Fred Helge of Naperville and Cheryl and Ronald Holt of Grafton; five grandchildren, Laura Callahan, Lisa
Bailey, Ronald Holt Jr., Julie Holt and Aaron Holt; nine great grandchildren; two sisters, Velma Petrillo and Betty Mathenia; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, private family services will be held at Irwin Chapel in Granite City.

Entombment will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church in Granite City and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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John William Papa, 92, of Madison, Illinois passed away at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Stearns Nursing and Rehabilitation
in Granite City.

He was born July 29, 1925 in Madison, a son of the late John Thomas and Helen (Zarr) Papa.

He married Louise Beatrice (Shable) at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison and she survives.

He retired from Granite City Steel after over 30 years of service as a steelworker.

He was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison where he was active with the Men’s Booster Club. He enjoyed his many years helping with the Pig
and Lamb Roast and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Tri-Cities Council #1098 in Granite City. He served his country with the United States Navy during
World War II.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, John Papa and Pat Edwards of St. Louis, Francis and Lisa Papa of Glen Carbon and
Christopher and Michelle Papa of Evanston; six grandchildren, Jessica, Jake, Karlo, Lena, Luka and Lilly; two great grandchildren, Scarlett and Henry; a brother and
sister-in-law, Lawrence “Larry” and Susan Papa of Decatur; two sisters-in-law, Jackie Papa of Bethalto and Pat Papa of Godfrey; several nieces; nephews; other
extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Francis, Robert, George, Rudy, William and Joseph.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, August 21, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as celebrant.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.
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Donna Lee Goss, age 69, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Evelyn’s House, Creve Coeur, MO. Donna
was born on March 13, 1948 in St. Louis, MO, a daughter of the late Paul and Martha (Kretzer) Bauza.

On April 20, 1968, Donna married Karl Goss, the love of her in life in Fairview Heights, IL. Donna had worked for the Collinsville School District, thru the SODEXO
Corporation, retiring after many years of dedicated service. She enjoyed reading, cooking, making crafts, planting flowers and even playing Nintendo with her
grandchildren. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Donna loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be
sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Donna is survived by her devoted husband of forty-nine years, Karl Goss Sr. of Granite City, IL; loving children, Karl Goss Jr. of Granite City, IL, Malissa Gray of Granite
City, IL, Donald (Wendy) Goss of St. Louis, MO and Kristopher Goss of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Katie, Tori, Brandon, Katlyn, Dylan, Luke and Aliyah and
proud great-grandmother to Dean; two brothers, Paul (Stephanie) Bauza of Belleville, IL and Dennis Bauza; extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL. Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks
National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Memorial donations may be given to Evelyn’s House, 1000 North Mason Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63141 and donations will be accepted at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Laura Loeva Clark, 35, of Sorento, IL, passed away at 11:46 p.m. Thus. Aug. 17, 2017 at Anderson Hospital ER from injuries sustained in
an auto accident.

She was born July 16, 1982 in Granite City to Boyd Clark of Granite City and the late Melissa K. (Keelin) Clark.
Laura had been working at The Iron Horse and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan.

In addition to her father, she is survived by 5 children: Emily, Joshua, Abbigail and Shianne Doty and Paitten Foster; 3 brothers: Brad
Murl (Addie) Clark of Granite City, Boyd Douglas Keelin of AR and Billy Joe Clark of Granite City; a sister: Carolyn Lanette Clark of
Granite City; and 5 nieces and nephews: Dylan, Melissa, Jada, Madison & Lyla.

Memorial visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. until time of memorial services at 6:30 p.m. Fri. Aug. 25, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home &
Crematory.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
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Mary Ellen Garofoli, 64, of Mitchell died on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at her home.

She was born on March 21, 1953 in Granite City, IL to James Everett and Virginia nee: Myers Bush.

Mary married Ronald Garofoli on November 9, 1974 in Madison, IL.

The loving wife and mother retired from Christian Northeast Hospital as a LPN after more than 20 years of service. She was a member
of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison, IL. Mary enjoyed gardening, cooking, crafts and her pets.

Besides her husband, Mary is survived by a daughter, Emily Anderson and her significant other, Chris Pitts of Pocahontas, AR; a son,
Ronald (Elizabeth) Garofoli of Madison, IL; 5 grandchildren: Darrian Garofoli, Anthony Garofoli, Katelynn Wiser, Kaylee Wiser and Josh
Anderson. Also surviving are 4 brothers: Jim Bush of Granite City, IL, Arwin Bush of Toledo, OH, Robert (Lori) Bush of Highland, IL,
Jerry (Lisa) Bush of Highland, IL and family friend, Lennie Wiser.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial visitation will be from 2 p.m. until time of service at 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home and
Crematory in Granite City.
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Robert “Brad” Bradley Betts, 49, of Granite City, IL, passed away very unexpectedly Wed. Aug. 16, 2017 in Granite City.

He was born Oct. 9, 1967 in Granite City to Donna (Ray) Betts of Granite City and the late William Hampton Betts.
Brad worked for Harvey Pallets. He loved gardening and working in the yard and was an avid fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis
Blues, Cardinals and FORD.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother: William “Joe” Betts of Granite City; 2 sisters: Angela (Karla Rinehart) Betts of Pensacola, FL and Tricia Betts of
Granite City; 3 nieces: Sarah Moore, Demiah Broderick and Saleena Broderick; and a nephew: Nick Moore.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his beloved cat, Hansel.

Memorial visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until time of memorial services at 7:00 p.m. Tues. Aug. 22, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will be at a
later date at St. John Cemetery in Jonesboro, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Louis Aids Walk or Granite City APA.

Online information and guestbook may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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Gary Stephen Hines, 56, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 2:08 p.m. Mon. Aug. 14, 2017 in Granite City.

He was born Nov. 23, 1960 in Kankakee, IL to the late Jim and Wilma (Green) Hines.
Gary had worked for the St. Clair County Jail.

Survivors include his wife: Sompit Hines of Granite City, step-children: Tony (Judy) Sternberg of Pontoon Beach, IL and Kristine
Sternberg of Herculaneum, MO; 4 step-grandchildren: Breanna Sternberg, Christian Sternberg, Tabitha (Mike) Ganske and Keri
(Jason) Aaron; 4 step-great-grandchildren: Alex Aaron, Ellie Aaron, Gavin Ganske and Gwyn Ganske; 2 brothers: Ron Hines of FL and
Dennis Hines of St. Louis, MO and a sister: Kathy Hines of Africa.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-great-grandson: Lucas Aaron.
Services are private.
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Dorothy May Anderson, 67, of DuQuoin, IL formally of Granite City. IL died on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St.
Louis, MO.

She was born on July 24, 1950 in Earl, AR to James and Bessie nee: Parrish Needham.

Dorothy married Steven Anderson on March 9, 1968 in Maryville, IL.

The loving wife and mother enjoyed flower gardening and fishing. She worked as a housekeeper for Colonnades Nursing Home in
Granite City for 26 years.

Besides her husband of 49 years, Dorothy is survived by 2 sons: Eric Anderson of Granite City and Jason Anderson of Granite City; 2
grandchildren: Zachary Anderson and Courtney Anderson; a brother, James (Sherry) Needham of Granite City and a sister, Cathy (ED)
Clements of DesArc, MO.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Julie Marie Howell, 48, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Sun. Aug. 13, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born Jan. 19, 1969 in Granite City to the late Ivy “Bud” & Jenez (Morrison) Howell.
Survivors include her life partner: Pam Elliott of Granite City; a brother: Stephen Howell of Collinsville, IL; and 2 sisters: Jennifer (Al)
Larson of St. Louis, MO and Cathy McIlroy of Glen Carbon, IL.
The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
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Seth Alan Cauble, 30, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 10:07 p.m. Sat. Aug. 12, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center ER.
He was born Nov. 21, 1986 in Granite City to Lisa Kay (Wilson) and Jeffrey Dale Cauble of Granite City.
Seth was an area construction worker. He loved to hunt and fish and spend time with his family and playing video games with his son.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his companion: Missy Marie Hoppe and their children, Trevor and Isabella Cauble; a
brother: Jeffrey Robert Cauble; maternal grandmother: Sandra Wilson all of Granite City; paternal grandparents: Robert Lee & Betty
Jane Cauble of Pomona, IL; two nieces, Makayla Rose Cauble and Abby Marie Cauble, both of Granite City; and many aunts, uncles,
cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Dale Wilson.
Services are private.
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Jeffery Alan Hassell, 36, of Collinsville, IL, passed away at 5:56 p.m. Mon. Aug. 7, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite
City, IL.

He was born May 1, 1981 in Granite City to Pamela Gay (Aull) Brown of Granite City and Michael R. Hassell of Collinsville.He and Kelly
A. Schmidt were married Aug. 2, 2012 in Edwardsville, IL. She survives in Collinsville.
Jeffery worked for Tri City Canvas.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by: step-father: Charles C. Brown of Granite City; 3 children: Jaelyn, Jeffery and
Jace; step-son: Jordan; 2 sisters: Jessica (David) Barnett of Granite City, Tabitha Hassell of St. Louis, MO; 3 brothers: Tim (Amy)
Brown of MN, Michael Hassell of St. Louis and Eric Hassell of Granite City.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. Thurs. Aug. 10, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
Arrangements with online information and guestbook may be found at www.wojstrom.com.
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James “Dan” Bernaix, 64 of Granite City passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017 at St. Louis University Hospital surrounded by his
family.

Dan was born on July 10, 1953 in Granite City, Illinois. Dan was an Auditor for the Illinois Department of Revenue. He was a member of Nameoki United Methodist
Church in Granite City, Illinois and a life time member of the National Rifle Association. He was an outdoorsman who belonged to Ducks Unlimited and enjoyed hunting
deer and water fowl. But most of all, Dan loved to spend time with his family. He will be remembered for his giving spirit and all the special times he shared with his
family and friends.

Dan is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Marilyn (Bess) Bernaix, whom he married on March 22, 1974; his children, Justin (Tonya) Bernaix of Glen Carbon,
Illinois, Kristin (Jeremy) Hickam of Granite City, Illinois, Tiffany (Jeremy) Dunivan of Granite City, Illinois; his parents, James A. (Patricia) Ellenwood Bernaix of Granite
City, Illinois; his grandchildren, Ella Hickam, Caden Bernaix, Keller Hickam, Kensley Bernaix, Lyla Hickam; his brothers, Terry (Laura) Bernaix, Dennis (Susan) Bernaix,
Timothy (Cara) Bernaix and many other close family members and friends.

Friends may call on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Nameoki United Methodist Church, 1900 Pontoon Road in Granite City. In celebration of Dan’s
life, services will be held on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the church with Pastor Mike Rayson officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates
in Glen Carbon, Illinois. Memorials in memory of Dan may be directed to Nameoki United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite
City is serving the family.
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Patricia A. Thomas, 92, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:35 p.m. on Monday, August 7, 2017 at Granite Nursing and
Rehabilitation in Granite City.

She was born April 16, 1925 in Springfield, Illinois, a daughter of the late Jeremiah “Jerry” and Bridget (Greaney) Crean.

She retired from Dillards in Fairview Heights after 25 years of dedicated service as a sales clerk. She also worked several years as a
teacher’s aide with
Maryville School.

Patricia was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church where she was a member of the Ladies Sodality and active with the yearly picnic. She was also active
with Holy Family Church Young at Heart, many years with Sacred Heart Parish Mother’s Club and was a member of Senior Circle.

She enjoyed her days of traveling and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by four daughters and two sons-in-law, Geri and Alex Markobrada of Woodstock, Georgia, Karen Koesterer of Granite City, Linda Thomas of Granite
City and Noreen and Earl Fanning of Granite City; six grandchildren and spouses, Todd and Brooke Smallie, Brent Smallie, Laurie Neukam, Kelly and Jon Bingheim,
Sarah Mueller and Amy Finazzo; eight great grandchildren, Gwyneth, Ethan, Connor, Abigail, Brooke, Taylor, Sicily and Laken; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, David E. Thomas and a daughter, Nancy Jean Thomas.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a prayer
service at 5:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 with Father Zachary Edgar as celebrant.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice or masses and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Norma J. Darnell, 98 of Granite City, passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Eden Village in Glen Carbon.

Norma was born on April 26, 1919 in Peter Station, Illinois; the daughter of the late Theodore and Anna (Gronemeyer) Wille. Norma was a shipping clerk at Madison
Metal Decorating for 40 years and had worked for NESCO as a warehouseman. Norma was a founder and charter member of Hope Lutheran Church in Granite City.
She was a member of and state commander of the National Navy Mothers Club of America, where she was elected twice as state president. In her free time, Norma
enjoyed spending time with her family and will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times they shared together.

Norma is survived by and will be missed by her son; Victor L. (Nancy) Darnell of Edwardsville, Illinois; her granddaughter, Rachel (Manan) Bazai of Glen Carbon, Illinois;
her great-grandchildren, Henna and Suleman Bazai of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by her sisters; Hulda Landwehrmier, Eleanor Schiebal, Edna Cauble; her brothers, Roland Wille, Rudolph
Wille.

In celebration of Norma’s life, friends may call on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Alan Beuster
officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to Hope
Lutheran Church, 3715 Wabash Ave., Granite City, Illinois 62040.
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Corbet “Leon” Wallace, 80, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:58 p.m. on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at his home.

He was born May 15, 1937 in Stewart County, Tennessee, a son of the late Newell and Flossie (Powers) Wallace.

He retired as an automobile technician. Leon enjoyed his days of fishing and tending to his yard and had a special love of vintage
cars and antiques. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by five children, Brenda Knight of Decatur, Dennis Wallace of Granite City, Rick (Sylvia Travis) Wallace of Granite City,
Jeff Wallace of Granite City and Stacie Sandella of Granite City; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister, Evon Whitford
of Granite City; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his life partner, Catherine Sailor and siblings, Otis Wallace, Ophie Tift, Linda Dowdy, Carl Edward and two
infants.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Illinois on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where
funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2017 with Reverend Henry Crippen officiating.

Burial will be at Buck Road Cemetery in Maryville.

Memorials may be made to National Kidney Foundation and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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William James Higgins, Jr, 67, of Mitchell, IL died on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at his home.

He was born on November 24, 1949 in St. Louis, MO to William James and Susie Elizabeth nee: Brenen Higgins.

William married Sandra Adams on August 30, 1986 in Mitchell, IL.

The loving husband, father and grandfather enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and spending time with his family.

Besides his wife, William is survived by a daughter, Crystal (Rhett) Miller of Mitchell; a son, William Michael Higgins of Mitchell and 3 grandchildren: Thomas James
Higgins, Rhett Miller, Jr and Paityn Miller. Also surviving are 2 sisters: Jackie (Tom) Porter of St. Louis, MO and Cathy Norris of St. Louis, MO.

William is preceded in death by his parents, mother and father in law: Erma and John Adams and a sister, Audrey Crouch.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City, IL.

A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Faith In The Word Church, 664 Ashland Ave in Mitchell, IL.
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Deborah L. Pulley, 59, of Cahokia, IL died on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

She was born on April 13, 1958 in Granite City, IL to Bud Stroud and Ernestine nee: Casey Smith.

The loving mother enjoyed gardening and the outdoors.

Deborah is survived by a daughter, Staci Donelson of Granite City; 3 sons: Anthony (Michelle) Fanning of Granite City, Christopher Stroud of Granite City and David Jr
(Kathy) Pulley, of Granite City; 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.  Also surviving are a brother, Kenneth Smith of Greenville, IL and 2 sisters:  Kiesha (Jerry)
Clark of Granite City and Shannon (Terry) McEntire of Granite City.

Besides her parents, Deborah is preceded in death by her partner of 31 years, Donald Icke and a son in law, Lloyd Donelson.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.
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Patricia A. Thomas, 92, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:35 p.m. on Monday, August 7, 2017 at Granite Nursing and
Rehabilitation in Granite City.

She was born April 16, 1925 in Springfield, Illinois, a daughter of the late Jeremiah “Jerry” and Bridget (Greaney) Crean.

She retired from Dillards in Fairview Heights after 25 years of dedicated service as a sales clerk. She also worked several years as a
teacher’s aide with Maryville School.

Patricia was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church where she was a member of the Ladies Sodality and active with the
yearly picnic. She was also active with Holy Family Church Young at Heart, many years with Sacred Heart Parish Mother’s Club and
was a member of Senior Circle.

She enjoyed her days of traveling and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by four daughters and two sons-in-law, Geri and Alex Markobrada of Woodstock, Georgia, Karen Koesterer of
Granite City, Linda Thomas of Granite City and Noreen and Earl Fanning of Granite City; six grandchildren and spouses, Todd and
Brooke Smallie, Brent Smallie, Laurie Neukam, Kelly and Jon Bingheim, Sarah Mueller and Amy Finazzo; eight great grandchildren,
Gwyneth, Ethan, Connor, Abigail, Brooke, Taylor, Sicily and Laken; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, David E. Thomas and a daughter, Nancy Jean Thomas.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 5:00 p.
m. until 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 5:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 with Father
Zachary Edgar as celebrant.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice or masses and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Ronald A. “Ronnie” Briggs Jr. 29, of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017 in Santa Ana, California.

He was born March 18, 1988 in Belleville, Illinois, a son of Ronald A. and Patricia A. (Joshu) Briggs.

He was a 2006 graduate of Granite City High School where he was active with track and field and cross country. He later graduated in
2012 from St. Louis University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Science in Social Work.

He was always trying to help others and enjoyed his many years of volunteering with many organizations throughout the community.
He enjoyed Tae Kwon Do and had a special love for all animals but cherished his cat, “Wednesday”. He will be remembered for the
love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved parents, he is survived by a grandfather, Robert L. Joshu of Granite City; aunts and uncles, Harry A. and
Clabbie Briggs of Granite City, Bradley Michael Briggs of Madison, Susan Sandoval of Lexington, Kentucky and Robert W. and Julia
Joshu of Cold Springs, Texas, Kathy and Steve Brown of Granite City and Cindy and Phil Drennan of Granite City; many cousins; other
extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Angela Ann Briggs and grandparents, Harry and Pauline Briggs and Lorraine Joshu.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 5:00 p.
m. until 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 5:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Father
Zachary Edgar as celebrant.

Cremation rites will follow and burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights at a later date.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorials may be made to the St. Louis Zoo or the Granite City A.P.A. and may be accepted at the funeral
home.
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Corbet “Leon” Wallace, 80, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:58 p.m. on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at his home.

He was born May 15, 1937 in Stewart County, Tennessee, a son of the late Newell and Flossie (Powers) Wallace.

He retired as an automobile technician. Leon enjoyed his days of fishing and tending to his yard and had a special love of vintage
cars and antiques. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by five children, Brenda Knight of Decatur, Dennis Wallace of Granite City, Rick (Sylvia Travis) Wallace of Granite City,
Jeff Wallace of Granite City and Stacie Sandella of Granite City; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister, Evon Whitford
of Granite City; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his life partner, Catherine Sailor and siblings, Otis Wallace, Ophie Tift, Linda
Dowdy, Carl Edward and two infants.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Illinois on Friday, August 11, 2017 from
4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2017 with Reverend Henry Crippen
officiating.

Burial will be at Buck Road Cemetery in Maryville.

Memorials may be made to National Kidney Foundation and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Ina Dynese “Nanny” LeGrand, 98, of Indianapolis, Indiana and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:43 a.m. on Sunday,
August 6, 2017 at the Altenheim Health and Living in Indianapolis, Indiana.

She was born September 23, 1918 in Elsinore, Missouri, a daughter of the late James and Bethel (Stephens) Moore.

She married Elvis J. LeGrand on April 3, 1937 in Madison County, Illinois and he passed away in May 1979.

She was a bookkeeper and along with her husband were the owner and operator of Al’s TV in Granite City for many years. She was a
house mother at Alpha Omicron Pi at the University of Illinois. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball and University of Illinois
basketball fan. Ina was a devoted member of Grace Baptist Church in Granite City, enjoyed her days of quilting and will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a son, Joe LeGrand of Florida; grandchildren and their spouses, Jeffrey and Susan Cotter of Glen Carbon,
Gregory Cotter of St. Louis, Valerie and Jeff Arendt of Cary, North Carolina, Todd and Nicole LeGrand of Indianapolis, Indiana, Chapen
and Alex Smith; seven great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; many beloved nieces; nephews; other extended family
and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Crockarell; a son, James
LeGrand; a sister, Norah Halvachs and three brothers, Bryce Moore, James Ronald Moore and Edgar Moore.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A funeral service will be held at Grace Baptist Church, 2600 Edwards Street in Granite City at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 11, 2017 with Daniel Wilson officiating.
Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Sylvia A. Opich, 94, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:02 p.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Fountainview Memory Care in
Granite City.

She was born June 17, 1923 in Madison, a daughter of nine children born to Michael and Mary (Kolisek) Opich.

She retired in 1988 from Reilly Tar and Chemical in Granite City after 47 years of dedicated service as a bookkeeper.

She was a devoted member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Madison and a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge #222. Sylvia
will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived my many relatives and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 5:00
p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Madison on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as
celebrant.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Eddie Stephens, age 68, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Fountain View Manor, Granite City, IL.

Eddie was born on November 25, 1948 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Ernie and Fern (Corbett) Stephens.

On January 8, 1972, Eddie married Cheryl Wood, the love of his life in Granite City, IL. Eddie had retired from General Motors in St. Louis, MO as an inspector in 1996
after many years of dedicated service. After his retirement, he worked part time at Cresent Heating & Cooling in Granite City, IL. Eddie was an avid Cardinal Baseball
fan; he enjoyed going to the games with his family. In his younger years, Eddie coached his son’s baseball teams. He loved playing baseball and softball, and he
played on many softball and baseball church leagues as well. He had also coached baseball and softball teams for many years for the Granite City Park District,
earning several awards. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Eddie loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly
missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Eddie was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Stephens.

Eddie is survived by his devoted wife, Cheryl Stephens; loving children, Jeff (Nadine) Stephens, Mindy (Mike) Pool and Matt Stephens all of Granite City, IL; dear
siblings, Dale (Joann) Stephens, Connie Adams, Ronald (Tracy) Stephens, Robert Stephens all of Granite City, IL and Richard (Dottie) Stephens of Paxton, IL; proud
grandfather to Jacob Stephens, Makenna Roe and Natalie Pool; proud step-grandfather to Caitlin Leanos, Brendan Pool, Aaron Pool, Nick VanBuskirk and Noah
VanBuskirk; many dear nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at City Temple, 4751 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 11, 2017 at City Temple, with Pastor Kevin Wilson Jr. officiating. Interment will be
in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer’s Association of St. Louis, MO and donations will be accepted at the church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com
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Ruth Elenora Laswell, age 83, of Granite City, IL, passed away at her home on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

Ruth was born on September 6, 1933 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Harold and Lula (Singer) Mefford.

On June 17, 1951, Ruth married Arthur Laswell, the love of her life. Ruth was a faithful member of Calvary Life Church in Granite City, IL. She was a proud homemaker
who loved taking care of her family. Ruth also enjoyed babysitting throughout the years. She treated each of the children she babysat as they were her own. Her
greatest joy was going to church to serve the Lord and spending time with her family, whom she adored. Ruth will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her brother, Phillie Mefford and son-in-law, Vince Liguori.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Arthur Laswell of Granite City, IL; loving children, Lynn (Jane) Laswell of St. Charles, IL, Jeanette Liguori of Carmel, CA, Donna
Laswell of Granite City, IL and Laura Laswell of Granite City, IL; dear sister, Janet Blackwell; proud grandmother to Kristen Laswell, Kelly Laswell, Natalie (Antonio)
Morales, Jana (Gabe) Kaster, Matthew Liguori and Caitlin Liguori; proud great-grandmother to Siena, Zachary, Josiah and Bianca; special friends that Ruth babysat
for, Jamie and Jessie Cody, Chad and Jamie Haselhorst; Mark Schmidt, Kelsey Schattnik, Olivia and Tony Scatturo; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Calvary Life Church, 4650 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, at Calvary Life Church, with Pastor Mark Maynard officiating. Interment will be in St. John
Cemetery on Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to Calvary Life Church and donations will be accepted at the church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Randy Olin Barrett, 77, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Tues. Aug. 1, 2017 at St. Alexius Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

He was born Feb. 4, 1940 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Ned & Cleon (Clark) Barrett.

On Mar. 21, 1987, he and Dorothy Lang were married in St. Louis. She survives in Granite City.

Randy had worked for St. Louis Schools and retired from Coordinated Youth & Human Services in 2014.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 7 children: Randy S. (Tammy) Barrett of GA, Brian E. Barrett of Berkley, MO, Shannon G.
Barrett of New Haven, MO and Jason O. Barrett of Granite City; Larry (Tammy) Chamness of Granite City, Sherry (Gary) Dacus of TN
and Kelly Chamness of Granite City; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother: Bill Barrett of St. Charles, MO and a sister:
Sue Cotton of Columbia, IL.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Raymond and Robert; and 3 sisters: Pat, Edith and Betty.
Memorial visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until time of services at 7:00 p.m. Tues. Aug. 8, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory
with Gary Dacus officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Helen Ann DeRuntz, 87, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at the Nazareth Living Center in St. Louis County, Missouri at 2:04 a.m. on
Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

She was born November 10, 1929 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Vaso and Anna (Yackich) Zikovich.

She married Joseph John DeRuntz on June 13, 1959 in Granite City who passed away in 1984.

She graduated from St. Elizabeth Nursing School and then went on and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from St.
Louis University School of Nursing in 1955. She retired as a nurse from Venice Lincoln Tech, she also worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital
in Granite City.

Helen was a dedicated and faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and worked
many years with the funeral planning committee. She also served as a Dominion Associate of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield,
Illinois since 2005. She was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Tri-cities Council #1098 Ladies Auxiliary.

She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by six children and their spouses, Rita DeRuntz of St. Louis, John and Paula DeRuntz of Colleyville, Texas, Joseph
and Lynne DeRuntz of Columbus, Ohio, Julia and Philip Gordon of Oxford, North Carolina, Paula DeRuntz of St. Louis and Mary
DeRuntz of Mansfield, Illinois; seven grandchildren, Jack DeRuntz, Ann DeRuntz, Will DeRuntz, Matthew DeRuntz, Mary Beth
DeRuntz, Samuel Gordon and Claire Gordon; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Mike Zikovich and John Zikovich and
three sisters, Dolly Syniski, Julia Zikovich and Mildred Zikovich.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, August 4, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a prayer
service at 5:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Avenue in Granite City on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Jeff
Holtman as celebrant.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to Holy Family Church or School, Nazareth Living Center or support your local Right to Life and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Judith A. “Judy” Dallas, 66, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:04 a.m. on Monday, July 31, 2017 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

She was born August 19, 1950 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Henry and Ann (Stajduhar) Pieper.

She married the love of her life, William A. “Bill” Dallas Jr. on September 15, 1973 at the former St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granite
City and he survives.

She was a 44-year veteran of law enforcement and criminal justice community, with 29 years at Madison County. Her career started
with the Granite City Police Department. She served as a detective secretary and chief’s secretary before taking a job as a senior
administrative assistant with the county’s probation department in 1988. A year after Dallas started working for the county she
graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville. Dallas worked way up through the
ranks in a field dominated by men. She served as a supervisor, deputy chief and chief probation officer before being named the first
female director of the Probation Department on March 14, 2008. She was a member of the Illinois Probation and Court Services
Assocation and a former member of the American Probation and Parole Association. In 2002, Dallas was the recipient of the
prestigious Illinois Probation and Court Services Association's Pauline Gansauer Award. She was a faithful member of St. Mary’s
Catholic Church in Madison and Alumni of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

She was an avid reader, had a special love for animals and enjoyed flowers and her garden. Judy will be remembered for her
dedication as a public servant, her positive outlook and her love and special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 44 years, she is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lawrence and Mary Pieper of
Festus, Missouri and John and Sheree Pieper of Florissant, Missouri; a sister, Victoria and Kerry Bundy of Granite City; brother-in-
law and sister-in-law, Thomas and Jessica Dallas of Pocahontas, Illinois; sister-in-law, Roberta “Bobbie" Dallas of Granite City;
Godson and nephew, Jonathan Bundy of St. Louis, Missouri; nieces, Olivia Dallas, Margaret Dallas, Megan Dallas and Melissa
McCullouch; nephew, Thomas "J.J." Dallas; two aunts, Juanita James of Glen Carbon and Mary Pieper of Granite City; special friends,
Glenda and Steve Bowker of Edwardsville; many cousins; other extended family; colleagues and many cherished friends.

In addition to her beloved parents, she was preceded in death by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Irene Dallas Sr.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 4:00 p.
m. until 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 4:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison with Father Jeff Holtman
as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to masses, St. Mary’s Catholic Church or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and may be accepted at the funeral
home.
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Beverly A. Donnell, 70, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:55 p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2017 at her home.

She was born December 26, 1946 in Anna, Illinois, a daughter of the late Everett Eugene and Berniece May (Brown) Smick.

She married Roger F. Donnell on March 29, 1980 at Suburban Baptist Church in Granite City and he survives.

She retired in 2013 from Wolters Kluwer in St. Louis after 37 years of dedicated service as a composition specialist.

Beverly was a faithful member of the Troy United Methodist Church in Troy, Illinois where she enjoyed singing with the choir. She enjoyed her many joyful vacations
through the years and had a special love for the Great Smoky Mountains. She enjoyed music and had a special gift of singing and will be remembered for the love and
special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 37 years, she is survived by her cherished toy poodle, Pippin; brother and sister-in-law, Kent W. and Katherine Smick of
Collinsville; sister, Cari Smick of Colorado; stepmother, Cheryl Smick of Granite City; step brother, John Angel of Granite City; sister-in-law, Jeanne Krupinski of
Pacific, Missouri; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Donald and Val Donnell of Iowa; many special cousins; nieces; nephews; other extended family and many friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral
services will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Dr. Andy Adams officiating.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the Troy United Methodist Church in Troy or to BJC Hospice in Alton and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Dorothy Valerius , nee Hall, 94 of Granite City, Illinois, born October 1, 1922 in Granite City, passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at
Stearns Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Granite City.

Dorothy was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City. She was a 1940 graduate of Granite City High School and had
worked for over 40 years for General Steel Industries as a Supervisor of Corporate Accounts Payable. Dorothy will be remembered
by all who took bus trips with her through the Granite City Park District where she was affectionately called “Hilarious Valerius”.

Dorothy is survived by and will be missed by her special friends; Tim (Karen) Varady and family, and Adeline Decker, her trusted
friend and roommate at Stearns Nursing & Rehab. A Special thanks to the staff at Stearns Nursing & Rehab where she resided for the
past 6 years.

Dorothy was preceded by her first husband; Damon Kopsky, whom she married in 1943 and who passed away in 1953; her second
husband, Raymond E.
Valerius, whom she married in 1956 and who passed away in 1992 and her parents, William and Flora (Cox) Hall.

In celebration of Dorothy’s life, friends may call on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. with Fr. Jeff Holtman officiating
at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville. Memorials in memory of Dorothy may be made to
St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital of to the Granite City A.P.A.
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William “Bill” L. Jennings, age 87, of Granite City, Il, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center,
Granite City, IL.

Bill was born on September 28, 1929 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Frank Jennings and Sylvia (Carter) Ryckman.

Bill was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served his country. On December 22, 1951, Bill married Louella Doyle, the love of
his life in Piggott, Arkansas. Bill had retired from Granite City Steel in 1992 as an operator, with over forty years of dedicated service.
He was a member of Masonic Lodge #877 in Granite City, IL for fifty-four years. Bill was an avid sports fan; he enjoyed watching
sports and was a Cardinal and Cubs baseball fan. In his younger years he umpired little league games at the Granite City Park. His
greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Bill will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by one son, John Jennings.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Louella Jennings; loving son, Rick Jennings; proud grandfather to Melinda Hickam; proud great-
grandfather to James Hickam, Brandi Hickam and Madison Weiser all of Granite City, IL; and many dear friends.

In celebration of his life, graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates,
Glen Carbon, IL, with military rites conducted by the United States Army.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer’s Association.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Robin L. King 35, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 8:25 p.m., on Sunday July 2nd, 2017.

He was born on December 23, 1982, in Effingham County to Late Robert L. and Faye (Parks) King. Robin lived the simple life, finding ways to pinch a penny and living
off the land. He was a jack of all trades, most recently working as a mechanic. He had a love for fishing and being outdoors, where he enjoyed relaxing next to the
water while sipping a beer and listening to music.

Robin was preceded in death by his parents, a loving fiancée Brandy Mielke, grandparents Jesse and Vera King, two uncles Clyde and Earl King.

He is survived by half-brothers Joes and James Parks, cousins, and a “brother”/ best friend Jeff Tyler.

Robin was cremated, no visitation or funeral will be held at this time; however, there will be memorial for family and close friends held at a later date -after Robin gets
to take a ride down the Quarter Mile Track just as he always wished- before his body is laid to rest.
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David Lee Lawrence Strozewski, 70, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 6:40 p.m. Mon. July 24, 2017 at St. Anthony’s Health Center in
Alton, IL.

He was born Aug. 13, 1947 in LaSalle, IL to the late Alois & Norma Laverne (Reed) Strozewski.

David was a proud U.S. Army veteran and maintained memberships in CWV, VFW, American Legion Knights of Columbus and the Moose. He had also served at a Boy
Scout troop leader and Little League president.  He retired from Northern IL University after many years of service.

Survivors include: a daughter: Kimberly (Dan Tomaszewski) Strozewski of Amboy, IL; 2 sons: Bryan (Lisa Lawrence) Strozewski of Brighton, IL and Eric (Bobbie
Strozewski) Strozewski of Granite City, IL; 3 grandchildren: Adam Strozewksi, Brittany Pieper and Nathan Andrews; a great-granddaughter: Chloe Bodi; a brother:
James Strozewski of AR; former spouse, Shirley A. (Magoteaux) Strozewski of Alton; and nieces and nephews: Jeremiah James, Mavoureen, Lucas, John, Elizabeth
and Jason Strozewski.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert.

Burial will be private at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
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Martha I. Hamilton, 88, of Granite City, died on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at University Nursing & Rehab Center in Edwardsville, IL.

She was born on November 15, 1928 in Batesville, AR to Dan and Sally nee: Trammell Sellars.

Martha enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.

The loving mother is survived by 2 sons: Daniel Hamilton of Granite City and Roger (Lisa) Hamilton; 9 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; a brother, William Sellars
of Caruthersville, MO and a sister, Othell Tawney of Charleston, WV.

Besides her parents, Martha is preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly Deberry and a son, John Hamilton.
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Deloris Draper, 86, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City.

She was born September 8, 1930 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Glover Rex and Nancy Marie (Stroud) Cottrell.

She married Norman L. Draper, the love of her life, on March 7, 1959 at the Methodist Church in Mounds, Illinois and he passed away on August 18, 2015.

Deloris had worked several years as a teacher’s assistant at the Herbert Wheeler State School in St. Louis. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of
Edwardsville and an auxiliary member of the 2nd Indian Head National Division Association.

She enjoyed her days of cross-stitching, working with ceramics and crafts, playing dominoes with her grandchildren and her later days of playing bingo. Her smile
and laughter will never be forgotten and she will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a daughter, Lanette Haddix of Granite City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Kim Draper of O’Fallon, Missouri and Scott and Shereth
Squires of Troy, Illinois; six grandchildren and their spouses, Donnie and Mary Haddix of Granite City, Jill and Ryan Relleke of Granite City, Ryan and April Haddix of
Granite City, Jaime and Jay Herman of Masoutah, Meghan and Anthony Dreckshage of O’Fallon, Missouri and Andrew Draper of Denver, Colorado; eleven great-
grandchildren, Emily, Abbey and Lucas Haddix, Emma, Lily and Violet Herman, Tyler Theis, Hadley Relleke, Mila and Ellaina Haddix and Austin Dreckshage; two
brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Diane Cottrell of Mattoon and Kenny and Pat Cottrell of Hamel; a sister, Loretta Werths of Granite City; five sisters-in-law, Judy
Cottrell of Granite City, Cindy Cottrell-Inman of Cerro Gordo, Illinois, Colleen Krause of Belleville, Glenda Chrisman of St. Peters, Missouri and Linda Draper of Granite
City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral
services will be held on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Steve Disney officiating.

Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Edwardsville and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Lovier “Loretta” (Rose) Hahn, 88, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:27 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, 2017 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center.

She was born December 26, 1928 in Madison, a daughter of the late George and Eva (Beasley) Rose.

She married Eldon Hahn on September 29, 1946 in Lutesville, Missouri and he passed away on April 28, 2002.

She retired as a computer operator in 1993 from Prairie Farms Dairy after 23 years of dedicated service. She was a member of Nameoki United Methodist Church in
Granite City where she was active in the Loyalty Class. She enjoyed being social and around others and was also a member of Senior Circle and enjoyed her days of
traveling with her husband. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Pat Quinn of St. Charles, Missouri; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Brenda Hahn of Granite City
and David Hahn of Granite City; a daughter-in-law, Cathy Hahn of Lutesville, Missouri; six grandchildren; many great grandchildren; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Jack Hahn and Rodger Hahn; a sister, Nellie Carington and four brothers,
Carl Rose, John Rose, Oscar Rose and Harold Rose.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Mike Rayson officiating.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to Nameoki United Methodist Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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John M. Mejaski, 56 of Madison, Illinois passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017 at his home.

John was born on October 25, 1960 in Granite City; the son of the late John and Stephanie (Sirdock) Mejaski. John was working for St. Louis University as a Senior
Systems Analyst for over 17 years and was a DJ at KSLQ, now Y98. John was a faithful Christian who was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Madison, Illinois
and enjoyed attending services at the cathedral in St. Louis. John will be remembered for the love he had for his family and all the special times they shared together.

John is survived by and will be missed by his sister; Barbara Forys of Highland, Illinois; his nephew, David Forys of Highland, Illinois; great-nephews, Christopher
Matthew Forys, David Stephen Forys; great-niece, Elise Marie Forys.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his brother; Stephen Mejaski; his nephew, Matthew Thomas Forys; his brother-in-law, David Forys.

Friends may call on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with prayers at 5:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of John’
s life, services will be held on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Jeff Holtman officiating at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1621 10th Street in Madison, Illinois.
Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville, Illinois. Memorials for John are suggested to St. Mary Church, Masses or donor’s choice.
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Annid “Ann” Nighohossian, 94, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2017 at her home.

She was born October 12, 1922 in East St. Louis, a daughter of the late Kaloust and Hatoonig Anaid (Krekorian) Geragosian.

She married Samuel Nighohossian in 1939 and he passed away on June 24, 1999.

She and her husband owned and operated Sammy’s Tavern in Granite City for many years. She attended St. Gregory Armenian
Apostolic Church in Granite City and enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles, playing cards and spending time with her family. She will be
remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by five sons and two daughters-in-law, Casper S. Nighohossian , Sarkis Nighohossian, Haig Nighohossian, Leo and
Barb Nighohossian and Greg and Vicki Nighohossian, all of Granite City;
six grandchildren, Julie Nighohossian of Glen Carbon, Darrick Nighohossian of Granite City, Cassie Downer and husband, Andy of
Roxana, Kyla Nighohossian of Granite City, Cara Nighohossian-Nold and husband, Mike of Denver, Colorado and Jeremy
Nighohossian of Washington, D.C.; a sister, Arshaelus Geragosian of Granite City; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Samson Nighohossian;
a daughter-in-law, Katherine “Kat” Nighohossian; and a brother, Leo Geragosian.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Funeral service will be held at St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church in Granite City on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Father Torkom Chorbajian as
celebrant.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorials may be made to the Samuel and Annid Nighohossian Scholarship Fund and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Victoria J. “Vicki” Jolly, 63, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Anderson Hospital in
Maryville.

She was born August 3, 1953 in El Paso, Texas, a daughter of the late William W. and Maxine J. (Keeton) Adams.

She married Charles “Chuck” Jolly, the love of her life, on June 10, 1972 in East St. Louis and he survives.

Vicki retired as a medical assistant from Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City after many years of dedicated service.

Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she adored. She
loved life, loved to laugh but most of all loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her beloved parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Mike and a brother, Steven Adams.

In addition to her devoted husband of 45 years, she is survived by her loving children, a daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and
Bobby Ponder of Granite City; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Charles and Becky Jolly II of Granite City and Bradley Jolly of Spring,
Texas; four grandchildren, Kenneth Jolly, Josh Bean, Damin Jolly and Lucas Jolly; great grandchildren, Loretta Jolly and Leon Jolly;
three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Angie and David Davis of Granite City, Cindy Adams of Granite City and Sarah and Bud Vinson
of Granite City; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Pam Adams of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and
friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 5:00
p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
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Mary Ellen Feilner, 81 of Granite City passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Highland Health Care Center.

Mary was born on October 6, 1935 in East St. Louis, IL; the daughter of the late Paul and Ellen (Winstead) Story. The life long
homemaker was of Lutheran faith who loved to bowl and spend time with her family. Mary will be remembered as a wonderful mom
and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

Mary is survived by and will be missed by her children; Alan (Lynn) Feilner of Waterloo, IL, Larry (Debbie) Feilner of Highland, IL,
Terry Feilner of Granite City, IL, Debra (Edward) Black of Overland, MO; her grandchildren, Christine Feilner, Gregory Feilner, Mina
Feilner, Jeffrey Feilner, Deanna Weinacht, Dana Baugher, Patricia Black, Matthew Black; her great-grandson, Carter Baugher; her
sisters, Dorothy Mezyk, Viola Fink, Shirley Parker.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband; Lester D. Feilner, whom she married on June 25, 1955 and
her brother, Paul Story.

Friends may call on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of
Mary’s life, services will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Clint Wisdom officiating. Burial
will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. In memory of Mary, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer
Society.
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Edwin W. Gerdes, 87, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 2:10 a.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017 at his home.

He was born August 19, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of the late William Gerdes and Anna (Anielak) Gordon.

He married Betty (Morris) Gerdes in 1960 at Calvary Baptist Church in Granite City and she passed away on September 23, 2010.

He had worked at A.O. Smith with many years of dedicated service as a forklift operator and had also worked many years as a backhoe operator.

He enjoyed his days of fishing and boating and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Mike Hain of Troy, Missouri; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Cheryl Ruemmler of North Carolina; five
grandchildren; two great grandchildren; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Edwin Gerdes Jr.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at
1:00 p.m. with Reverend Jesse Tedder officiating. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Edwardsville.
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Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.

Anthony Allen Wojtczuk, 27, of Granite City died on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at his home.

He was born on April 27, 1990 in Maryville, IL to Thomas Grady Wojtczuk and Rosemary Winters.

Anthony was a tree trimmer for Merritt Tree Service in Cahokia, IL. He was a member of Enjoy Church in O’Fallon, IL and he enjoyed
music and playing the
guitar.

The loving father is survived by a daughter, Bentleigh Elizabeth Wojtczuk of Staunton, IL; a son, Hayden James Walker of Belleville, IL; a brother, Thomas Stephen
Wojtczuk of TX and 4 sisters: Brittany Wojtczuk of Swansea, IL, April Elizabeth Wojtczuk of Granite City, IL, Kelly Nicole Lane of Highland, IL and Melinda June Lane of
Swansea, IL. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles. Anthony will be missed by his cousins, which he was close to and many special friends.

Anthony is preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial visitation will be from 5 p.m. until time of services at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home and Crematory in Granite City, IL.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com
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Patsy Marie Norman, 77, of Granite City, IL, passed away unexpectedly at her home at 3:25 a.m. Wed. July 12, 2017.

She was born Nov. 28, 1939 in Butler County, MO to the late Harry & Thelma (Marler) Dunning.
On Feb. 15, 1969, she and Jesse L. Norman were married in Granite City. He survives in Granite City.

Patsy had worked for Mercantile Bank in St. Louis, MO in the human resources dept for many years and later worked for American Home Services in Pontoon Beach
as an office manager.

In addition to her husband she is survived by 2 sons: Bob Sorenson and Chris Norman of Granite City; 4 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters: Joyce
(Steve) Dressler of Columbia, IL and Carol Spurgeon of Bonne Terre, MO.

Memorial visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until time of memorial services at 11:30 a.m. Sat. July 15, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
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Dennis Michael Elliott, Sr., age 63, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Kindred Hospital, St. Louis, MO.
Dennis was born on March 17, 1954 in East St. Louis, IL, a son of the late Leo Elliott Jr. and Mary (Kane) Elliott.

Dennis was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served his country. He was a faithful member of World Changing Word of Faith
Church in Granite City, IL. Dennis was also an usher at the church; his church family nicknamed him “The Sheriff”. He had retired as
an over the road truck driver after many years of dedicated service. Dennis enjoyed fishing in his younger years; however his
passion was working on cars. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Dennis will be dearly missed by all who knew and
loved him.

In addition to his parents, Dennis was preceded in death by his brother, Kevin Elliott.

Dennis is survived by his devoted wife, Karen Elliott of Granite City, IL; sons, Benjamen (Alyssa) Elliott of Granite City, IL, Dennis
(Dianna) Elliott Jr. of Okawville, IL; Kris (Chrisi) Williams of Pineville, MO; daughters, Amanda Elliott of Okawville, IL and Wendy (Mike)
Schneider of Fairview Heights, IL; step-daughter, Jennifer Pickens of Okawville, IL, two step-sons, Jeremiah (Brandy) Wright of
Highland, IL and Ian (Brittany White) of Aviston, IL; siblings, David (Rebecca) Elliott of Mascoutah, IL, Lee Elliott of Collinsville, IL,
Sharon (Rodney Kirgan) Baum of Richview, IL and Shanna (Dan) Aldrich of Carlyle, IL; proud grandfather to sixteen grandchildren;
many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at World Changing Word of Faith Church, 2801 Marshall
Ave. Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the church with Pastor Mike Dumas officiating.
Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO, with full military honors conducted by the United States
Army.

Memorial donations may be given to the Elliott family and donations will be accepted at the church.
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Charles E. Pulley, age 87, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Stearns Nursing and Rehab Center, Granite City,
IL. Charles was born on June 8, 1930 in Stewart County, TN, a son of the late James Richard Pulley and Daisy May (Phillips) Pulley.

Charles had retired from Jennison Wright Corporation as a steam engineer, retiring after thirty-nine years of dedicated service. He was a member of the Carpenters
Union and was president of the union for twenty-five years. Charles loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who
knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his siblings, Joseph, James, Herman, Clerd, Hester, Leonard, Clarence, Johnny, Mary, Myrtle, Lea and
Irene; and by one grandson, Charles David Pulley.

Charles is survived by his loving children, Linda (Earl) Lovejoy of Bethalto, IL, Charles Pulley of Mesquite, TX, Patricia (John) Steward of Granite City, IL and Lisa Pulley
of Park Hill, MO; proud grandfather to Michael (Kristina) Pulley of Brighton, IL, Jonathan (Jamie) Steward of Granite City, IL, Lindsay (Charles) Owens of Granite City, IL,
April (Trenton) Foiles of Wood River, IL, Craig (Monica) Lovejoy of Little Rock, AR, Casey (Chris) Campbell of O’Fallon, MO, Jamie May, Crystal May and Bobby May all of
Mena, AR; proud grandfather to twenty-one great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; many dear nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Irwin Chapel, with Pastor Greg Dickerman officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery,
Collinsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to American Lung Association and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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Sheri Lynn Henderson, 44, of Granite City died on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born on January 6, 1973 in Nuremberg, Germany to Terrance Henderson and Robin nee: Powderly Haynes.

Sheri, as a child, was a member of Central Baptist Church in Pontoon Beach. She enjoyed spending time with her children and family
and also enjoyed camping and fishing.  As a hobby, Sheri enjoyed collecting Mickey Mouse items.

The loving mother is survived by 4 daughters: Madison Henderson of IA, Havynn Henderson of Granite City, Lilah Henderson of
Freeburg, IL and Abigail Henderson of Freeburg, IL; a son, William Miner of TN; 2 brothers:  Rickey Coats II of Madison, IL and Jason
Coats of Granite City and 4 sisters:  Christine (Dave) Doty of Moro, IL, Terri (Marc) Pirkola of Lanse, MI, Sandy (Dave) Spiroff of
Pontoon Beach and Alicia Coats of Granite City.   Sheri is also survived by Rickey Coats I of Madison, IL who raised her.

Sheri is preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Harvest Community Church in Pontoon Beach with a luncheon
to follow the service.

Professional services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.
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Shirley Faye Wickham, 79, of Granite City died on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at her home.

She was born on July 11, 1937 in Granite City to James and Goldie nee: Allen Morris.

Shirley married Charles Wickham who preceded her in death after 25 years of marriage.

The loving mother, grandmother and aunt retired as a housekeeper from St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City after 25 years of service.

Shirley is survived by 2 daughters: Cynthia Johnson (Mike Murphy, son in law) of Granite City and Tina Griffin of Granite City; a son Charles (Stephanie) Wickham of
Roodhouse, IL; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; a brother, Ralph (Betty) Morris of Cisne, IL and a sister, Vera (Jerry) Johnston of Jacksonville, FL. Shirley is
also survived by many close nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband and parents, Shirley is preceded in death by a son, Victor Griffin; 5 brothers: Roy Morris, Buddy Morris, Jamie Morris, Jerry Morris and Melvin
Morris and 5 sisters: Norma Jean Jones, Margie Smith, Bonnie Griffin, Ruby Ifland and Dorothy Tormino.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City with burial to follow
at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Rd in Granite City.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online guestbook and obituary available at www.wojstrom.com
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Billy Bob Brown, 62, of Granite City, IL passed away at 10:00 p.m., Thursday, July 6, 2017 at St. Joseph Select Hospital in St. Charles,
MO.

He was born November 21, 1954 in St. Louis, MO to Fred and Betty (McWilliams) Brown.
On August 31, 1973, Billy and Debra K. Berkshire were married in Granite City, IL.

Billy served in the U.S. Army. He loved spending time with his family and his three dogs, Columbo, Jake and Kassie Jo and also his cat Sugartank. When he was able
he enjoyed fishing and bowling.

He is survived by his wife Debra K. (Berkshire) Brown of Granite City, IL; a son, William “Billy” Brown of Granite City, IL; four daughters, Becky (Courtney Wilke) Deskey
of Wood River, IL, Amy (Bucky) Morton Granite City, IL, Angela (Adam Quirin) Brown of Belleville, IL, and Nicole (Eric Crader) Brown of Granite City, IL; four
grandchildren, Chance Deskey, Pvt. Blake Deskey, Alyssa Wilke, Aiden Morton; a brother, Carroll Brown of Colorado Springs, CO; a brother-in-law, John Nolan of
Granite City, IL; two sisters-in-law, Cheryl (David) Hagopian and Diane Berkshire both of Granite City, IL and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister Linda Nolan.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of service at 6:00 p.m., on Monday, July 10, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL. Memorials may
be made to the family.
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Verline Pulley, 72, of Granite City died on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, IL.

He was born on February 22, 1945 in Erin, TN to William and Pauline Pulley.

Verline enjoyed the outdoors and liked to camp, fish and hunt.

The loving father is survived by 5 daughters: Tammy (Daniel) Mull of Mitchell, Toni (Craig) Bailey of Farmington, MO, Tina Pulley of Granite City, Theresa Pulley of
Chesterfield, MO and Tanya Pulley of Granite City; a son, Verlin (Angela) Pulley, Jr of Granite City; 3 step-children: Ronald (Lori) Parson of Cabot, Ar, Mardis Parson of
Granite City and Terri Reeder of Granite City. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; his ex wife, Doris Pulley of Granite City and 2 sisters: Eloiuse
Pulley of Erin, TN and Evelyn Witcher of Erin, TN.

Besides his parents, Verline is preceded in death by 7 brothers: Woodrow Pulley, Carmack Pulley, Ray Pulley, Billy Pulley, Harold Pulley, Cleve Pulley and Henry Pulley
and a sister, Earline Pulley.

Cremation services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.
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Richard Dale Hoover, age 62, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017 at his home. Richard was born on January 16,
1955 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Frank and Mary (Azari) Hoover.

Richard had worked for U.S. Steel as an electrician, retiring in 2015. He enjoyed sports, racing and spending time with his family,
especially with his grandchildren, whom he adored. Richard loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will
be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by one brother, Roger Hoover, one sister, Marlene Painter and by one brother-in-law, John Painter.

He is survived by his loving son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Erin Hoover of Belleville, IL; dear stepson, Shane Faith of Granite City, IL; brother, Ronald
(Margaret) Hoover of Abilene, TX; sister, Karen (Randall) Graham of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Alyssa, Brooke and Carter Hoover; many nieces, nephews,
extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Rev. Charles West officiating.
Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to the Hoover family and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Randall Dale Stephens, 57, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away at 2:58 p.m. Sat. July 1, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center ER in
Granite City, IL.

He was born Sept. 7, 1959 in Granite City, IL to the late Linda (Fronabarger) Coble and Clyde Stephens.
Mr. Stephens was a U.S. Army veteran and had worked also as a dispatcher for Lanter Delivery.

Surviving is a daughter: Elizabeth Mertz of Cedar Rapids, IA; a nephew who was like a son to him: Joseph Patrick; 3 nieces and 4
cousins that he loved.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford Stephens and a sister, Cindy Stephens.
Family services will be held at a later date.
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Lois A. Hoy, 92, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:45 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

She was born July 14, 1924 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Philip and Mae Barbara (Fritsche) Urban.

She married Clarence L. “Clip” Hoy on August 5, 1944 in Milwaukee and he passed away on May 15, 2009.

She had worked as a switchboard phone operator back in 1943 and was an Avon representative with dedicated service from 1984 until 2011. She was a member of T.
O.P.S. in Granite City and enjoyed attending the H.O.P.E. widows luncheons. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, gardening, playing cards and board games and her days
of traveling. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle “Mickey” and Jim Strack of Vandalia; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael L. and Cindy Hoy of Noblesville,
Indiana; eight grandchildren and their spouses, James and Deana Strack Jr. of Maryville, Scott and Chrissy Strack of Granite City, Suzanne and Michael Jordan of
Gahanna, Ohio, Jennifer and Charles Karr of Greenwood, Indiana, Rebecca and Tony Baskerville of Fishers, Indiana, Elizabeth and Tim McLean of Columbus, Indiana,
Anne and John Simpson of Richmond, Indiana and Philip and Mallory Hoy of West Lafayette, Indiana; twenty great-grandchildren; a sister, Joanne Vella of Wisconsin;
nieces; other extended family and friends. In addition to her beloved husband of 64 years, she was preceded in death by a brother, Rolland Urban; five brothers-in-law
and five sisters-in-law.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at
11:00 a.m. with Father Zachary Edgar officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Catherine A. “Cathy” Wise, 62, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:33 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

She was born February 8, 1955 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Utah Carl and Georgia (Thomason) Downs.

She married David Wise on September 26, 1975 in Edwardsville and he survives.

She has worked for the Granite City School District with over 30 years of dedicated service as a teacher’s aide at the Frohart and Wilson Schools.

She had a special love for children and enjoyed her days of babysitting and shopping. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family
and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by three children, Betty Downs of Granite City, David J. (Erin P.) Wise of Holdrege, Nebraska and Jennifer
Wintermeyer of Granite City; six grandchildren, Jordan Wise, Dillon Wise, Hayden Wise, Xander Wise, Ethan Wintermeyer and Cole Wintermeyer; a brother, Carl
(Phyllis) Downs of Kimball, Tennessee; a sister, Minnie (David) McCosky of Granite City; a sister-in-law, Doris Downs of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other
extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Downs; mother-in-law, Dolly Wise and a niece, Tammy Downs Long.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral
services will be held on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Mike Allen officiating.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Mr. Jackie “Jack” Pinkston, 76, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at his home.

He was born September 23, 1940 in Granite City, a son of the late Ora Dexter and Pearl (Marshall) Pinkston.

He married Jeanette (Cuvar) Pinkston on March 4, 1961 at Hope Lutheran Church in Granite City and she survives.

He retired in 2003 from Granite City Steel after 25 years of dedicated service as a heavy equipment operator. He had previously worked for Tri-City Grocery
Warehouse for
20 years.

He loved his days of golfing, fishing, bowling and hunting and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Emma Pinkston of Mitchell; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Jennifer and
David Hackethal of Naples, Florida, Sandra Pinkston of Granite City and Michelle and Robert Null of Granite City; eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; other
extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Mildred Pinkston, Charles Pinkston, Josephine Rayner, Louise Mshar, Kate Clonts
and Franklin Pinkston.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, July 7, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral
services will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Alan Beuster officiating.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the Pinkston family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Mary Evelyn Whitworth, 79, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:38 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Millers Merry Manor in Plymouth, Indiana.

She was born November 22, 1937 in Aniston, Missouri, a daughter of the late Welton Fowler and Ruth Mae (Grisso) and Fred McCann.

She married Oscar B. “Pete” Whitworth on September 29, 1956 in Charleston, Missouri and he passed away on January 1, 2016.

She was a member of New Testament Baptist Church in Waterloo, Illinois and enjoyed her days of working with crafts and volunteering with election voting.

She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and cherished attending church and being with her friends and family.

She is survived by four children and their spouses, Sharon and Terry Soncasie of Valmeyer, Illinois, Douglas Whitworth of Bathgate, North Dakota, Rev. Paul and
Marlena Whitworth of Plymouth, Indiana and Carol Kaminski of Granite City; seventeen grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; numerous brothers and siters; other
extended family and friends. In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Allison Whitworth and two brothers.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, July 7, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1:00
p.m. with Reverend Paul Whitworth officiating.

Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

Memorials may be made to SouthernCare Hospice, 310 W. McKinley Ave. Mishawaka, IN 46545 and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Jennifer Marie Wilson, 40 of Granite City, IL passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

Jennifer was born on May 6, 1977 in Granite City. Jennifer was a bar tender for the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues. She
also had worked many events at the Peabody Opera House and the Dome. Her passions were photography and taking care of her
children where they enjoyed crafts and cooking. Jennifer loved animals, especially her dogs, Romeo and Cujo. She will be
remembered for her giving spirit and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

Jennifer is survived by and will be missed by her parents; Arthur Miller Jr. of Granite City and Shirley (Lungwitz) Wilson of Granite City; her husband, Danny Wilson of
Granite City; her son, Drake Ellis Wilson of Granite City; her daughter, Brooke Skylair (Kielan) Vance of Granite City; her nieces, Alyssa Miller of Granite City, Kirsten
Gray of Granite City; her brother, Arthur Miller III of Granite City; her sisters, Michelle (Dave) Lomax of Glen Carbon, Lindsay Miller of St. Ann, MO and numerous other
close family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Danny Ellis Wilson.

Friends may call on Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Jennifer’s life, services will be
held on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor David Denton officiating. Memorials are suggested to the family and will be accepted at the
funeral home.
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Stanley G. Brown, 78, of Granite City, IL born April 24, 1939 in Salisbury,
Maryland, passed away on Saturday, July 1 at Liberty Village, Maryville, IL.

Stan served in the US Army from 1961-1963. He was a clerk for the Granite City

Postal Service, and retired from the Mitchell Branch in 1995 after 30 years of

service. Stan was an avid Cardinal baseball fan and enjoyed traveling and

gardening. Christmas and his 30-year Santa experiences were some of his

favorite times, along with the times he spent with his loving family. He was a man

of faith, and a member of Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City for

many years. He enjoyed the love his church family showed during his illness. He

was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley W. and Edna Mae (Payne) Brown;

a sister, Kay Tuccillo, and his uncle Bob & aunt Barbara Wilsey. He is survived

by and will be missed by his wife Pat, nee Henry, Brown of 55 years; his

daughter, Sandra (Dave) Ruffcorn of East Moline, IL; his son, David (Diane)

Brown of Granite City, IL; 5 grandchildren, Crystal (Corey) Sanders, Tara

Ruffcorn and Phillip Ruffcorn of East Moline, IL, and Savanna Brown and Kara

Partney of Granite City, IL; and 7 great-grandchildren of East Moline, IL; his

sister, Paula (Ed) Swansey of Richmond, VA; several nieces and nephews, and

many friends. Memorials are suggested to Nameoki United Methodist Church,

Granite City or Siteman Cancer Center, Brain Cancer Research, Barnes

Hospital, St. Louis. Memorials will be accepted at the funeral home.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 - 7 PM Tuesday, July 4 at Irwin Chapel, 3960

Maryville Road., Granite City, IL. Funeral: Gravesite Service will be held at Lake

View Memorial Gardens, (Masonic Garden), Fairview Heights, IL at 9:30

AM on Wednesday, July 5 with Rev. Mike Rayson officiating. A Celebration of

Life service will then be held at Nameoki United Methodist Church, 1900 Pontoon
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Bettie Jane Orsborn, age 93, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Eden Village, Glen Carbon, IL. Bettie was born on March 28, 1924 in Venice,
IL, a daughter of the late William and Margaret (Collins) Evans.

On July 29, 1943, Bettie married Thomas J. Orsborn, the love of her life and Thomas passed away on October 5, 2011. Bettie had worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital as a
certified nurse’s assistant for many years. Bettie served several terms as P.T.A. president and secretary. She was also a former Sunday school teacher, Brownie
and Girl Scout leader. She enjoyed shopping and going on trips to Florida with her family. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Bettie will be
remembered for the loved and special time shared with her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Bettie was preceded in death by six sisters and three brothers.

Bettie is survived by her loving children, Kathy (Lester) Davis of Maryville, IL, Terry (Brenda) Orsborn of Granite City, IL and David (Michelle) Orsborn of Collinsville, IL;
proud grandmother to six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; extended family and friends.

Visitation will held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road, Glen Carbon, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at Irwin Chapel, Glen Carbon, IL. Bettie will be laid to rest next to Thomas at Friedens
Cemetery, Troy, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Louis Children’s Hospital or to St. Cecilia Haiti Mission and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Howard Lynch, 74, of Granite City passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Christian North East Hospital.

He was born May 13, 1943 in Detroit, MI to Giles Harry and Margaret Elizabeth (nee: Halterman) Lynch. He married Sandra Kay Lallement June 26, 1965 in Belleville, IL.
Before retiring, he worked as a mechanic and welder for Fruehauf Trucking and Craftsman Industries. He was a past member of Calvary Baptist Church. Howard
loved fishing in his free time.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 52 years, Sandra K. Lynch of Granite City; daughter, Melissa Kaye (Jeffrey) Boushard of Granite City; two sons, Howard Lynch of
Tyrone, GA and Michael (Mary) Lynch of Granite City; four grandchildren, Matthew, Benjamin, Elizabeth and Aaron; four brothers, Giles (Betty) Lynch of Bowling Green,
KY, Larry (Judy) Lynch of Foristel, MO; Dennis (Carolyn) Lynch of Eolia, MO and Michael (Elaine) Lynch of Spanish Lake, MO; sister Dorothy (Tony) Thomas of Granite
City and special sister in law, Diane Lynch.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Paul and Delbert Lynch and two sisters, Harriett Lynch and Dora Ann Hayes.
The family will hold a celebration of life at a later date.
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Ronald Joseph Dunnavant, 73, of Granite City, passed away Sunday June 25, 2017 at Christian North East Hospital.

He was born January 28, 1944 in Granite City to Benjamin Joseph and Cecilia Ethel (Davis) Dunnavant. He was a volunteer at Twin
River Rescue.   Ronald was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad after 27 years as a fireman. He was a member of the Tri City
Masonic Lodge.

He is survived his companion Donna Lee of Granite City; three daughters, Karen Ann (Robert) Kimble of Granite City, Wanda
Roberson of Granite City and Lynn (Chandra) Munnangi of Mesquite, TX; six grandchildren, Jonathan Fuller, Sean Fuller, Megan
Fuller, Tyler Elston, Christopher Munnangi and Nathan Munnangi and two great grandchildren, Talon and Tyson Fuller.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Chester Eugene, Richard and Everett Dunnavant and a grandson, Cody Clark.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial
will follow at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Rd. Memorials can be made to the Granite City APA.
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Helen V. Gaddy, 97, of Granite City passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Stearns Nursing and Rehab with her family by her side.
She was born October 8, 1919 in East St. Louis.

Helen worked for many years as a waitress in Granite City. She was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Polish National Catholic Church in Madison, IL. She was
president of the Adoration Society for many years. She loved doing things with her church and her family. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening and baking.

She was preceded in death by her husband Russell J. Gaddy, whom she was, married to for 48 years, a son James J. Gaddy, parents, Vincenty and Wiktorya Partyka;
two sisters, Stella Rokita Camper and Mary Ann Pollack; brother, Joseph F. Partyka; niece, Jeanette (nee; Rokita) Edmonds; three nephews, James and Richard
Rokita and Michael Pollack; granddaughter, Tina Gaddy; grandson, Blake Bauman and a daughter in law, Annie Gaddy.

She is survived by four children, Phyllis Gaddy Smith, David (Felicia) Gaddy, Russell (Marty) Gaddy Jr. and Vincent Gaddy all of Granite City; 11 grandchildren and 15
great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; sister Rosalie Rotondi of Havertown, PA.

Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, IL. Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory entrusted
with professional services.
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Barbara Jo Gorman, 63, of Granite City died on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born on January 26, 1954 in Granite City, IL to Fred Giffin and Betty nee: O’Neil Pulley.

Barbara was married to Walter Gorman for over 30 years and he precedes her in death.

Survivors include a brother, Don Giffin of Granite City; 3 sisters: Sandra Wilson of Granite City, Patricia Giffin of Granite City and Bonnie Stockton (Carl Barnett) of
Collinsville. Also surviving is Barbara’s partner, Steve Arnold of Granite City and her life long friend, Linda McMurray. Barbara will be missed by many nieces and
nephews.

Barbara is preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Cremation services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City, IL.

Online obituary and guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com
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Elden L. “Joe” Craft Jr., 64, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:45 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017 at his home.

He was born February 17, 1953 in Granite City, the son of the late Elden L. and Betty I. (Feilner) Craft Sr.

He retired in 2014 from Granite City Steel after many years of dedicated service as a blacksmith.

He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church and S.O.A.R. and was a car enthusiast. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family
and friends.

He is survived by his beloved companion of 23 years, Carol Scaturro and her daughter, Chelsea Scaturro, both of Granite City; a nephew, Timothy and his wife, Renee
Bolton of Kerrville, Texas; three great nieces, Sara, Jessica and Caitlin Bolton; great nephew, Timothy “T.J.” Bolton, all of Kerrville, Texas; aunt, Mary Ellen Feilner of
Granite City; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Adele Bolton.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral
services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Josephine “Jo” Gipson, 94, of Maryville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 4:53 a.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at
Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born January 9, 1923 in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of the late John and Pasqualina (Gagliardi) Manzelli.

She married Thomas Edgar Gipson on May 28, 1949 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Louis and he passed away on April 14, 1999.

She and her husband owned and operated Automatic Air in Granite City and she retired as the bookkeeper after many years of dedicated service.

She was a member of Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Maryville and a former longtime member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City. She was a
charter member and past chairman of the Granite City T.O.P.S. and enjoyed attending the H.O.P.E. widows luncheon.
Jo enjoyed her days of camping and traveling and family remained her main priority throughout her life.

She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Gary Hartzel of
Maryville; a grandson and his wife, Brad and Annette Hartzel of Troy; two cherished great grandchildren, Gabriel and Lily Hartzel; many special nieces; nephews; other
extended family and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Nick Manzelli and three sisters, Grace Hoagland, Bridget “Marie” Suda and Jenny
Fuse.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held at Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Maryville on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Joseph Havrilka as
celebrant. Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Memorials may be made to Mother of Perpetual Help Church or to the American Diabetes Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Kevin Eugene Kielty, 63, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:50 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at his home.

He was born March 4, 1954 in West Orange, New Jersey, a son of the late James and Rose Elizabeth (Connely) Kielty.

He married Tina L. (Watson) Kielty on July 26, 1980 in Granite City and she survives.

Kevin retired in 1999 from the Granite City Fire Department after 26 years of dedicated service as a paramedic and emergency medical technician.

He was an avid pool player and had accumulated numerous billiard trophies throughout the years. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, four-wheeling, NASCAR and had
a special love of cars and was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys. He cherished his grandchildren and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with
his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Kyle and Heather Kielty of Granite City; three grandchildren, Gavin Hayden, Eden Kielty
and Lennon Kielty; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Sandy Kielty of Texas; a sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Jack Brider of Granite City; nephew, Jim and
Trish Kielty of Edwardsville; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Bryan Kielty.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at
1:00 p.m. with Reverend Henry Crippen officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Lillian W. Compton, 95 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Granite Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Lillian was born on December 27, 1921 in Dover, TN; the daughter of the late Haskell B. and Lessie M. (Goodin) Watts. Lillian was a long time member of Niedringhaus
United Methodist Church in Granite City where she was active in the United Methodist Women and the Harmony Sunday School class. She was a life long homemaker
who will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.

Lillian is survived by and will be missed by her sister; Sarah (Bill) Metcalf of Granite City, IL; her nephews, Bob (Connie) Ryan, David Ryan, Godson, W. Douglas (Dana)
Metcalf, Bryan Watts, Kenneth J. (Melanie) Watts Jr.; her nieces, Kathy Jo (John) Faulkner, Blenda (Dale) Bogovich, Mary (Greg) Hennenfent and many great-nieces
and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Lillian was preceded in death by her husband; Calvin M. Compton, whom she married on October 25, 1947; her sister, Vivian Watts; her
brothers, Kenneth J. Watts Sr., Leonard B. Watts.

In celebration of Lillian’s life, friends may call on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor John Walter officiating at
Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to Niedringhaus United
Methodist Church, 1311 20th Street, Granite City, IL 62040.
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Alroy J. Gracey, 85 of Granite City, IL passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Granite Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Alroy was born on May 10, 1932 in Granite City; the son of the late Alroy and Virginia (Crusciel) Gracey. Alroy gave 30 years to Granite City Steel as an electrician and
had worked for Big River Zinc. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was a member of Word of Life Tabernacle. In his free time, Alroy loved to
ride his bicycle and go on vacations to Gulf Shores where he could fish and go shrimping. Alroy will be remembered for his kind heart and all the special times he
shared with his family and friends.

Alroy is survived by and will be missed by his daughters; Vicki (Rick) Schaus of Granite City, Mona (Claude) Jamison of Taylorville, IL; his sons, Michael Gracey of
Hardin, IL, Joey Gracey of New Hampshire; his life companion, Nelda Jamison of Black Jack, MO; his grandchildren, Richard Schaus, Stephen Schaus, Carrie Kempf,
Nicole Martell, Israel Gracey, Jacob Gracey; 12 great-grandchildren; his sister, Mary (John) Niemann.

In addition to his parents, Alroy was preceded in death by his sisters; Catherine, Delores and his grandson, James Martin.

In celebration of Alroy’s life, a private family service will be held with full military rites at Calvary Catholic Cemetery Chapel, 2910 South State Route 157, Edwardsville,
IL. In lieu of flowers prayers are requested. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City is serving the family.
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Lisa Dawn Frye, 50, of Pontoon Beach died on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at her home.

She was born on August 12, 1966 in Granite City, IL to Paul and Carolyn Ann nee: Henderson Frye.

The loving mother worked at Ken’s Lounge as a bartender. She enjoyed playing pool, the slot machines and the lottery.

Lisa is survived by her mother; a daughter, Caitlin Arnold of Pontoon Beach; 2 sisters: Lou Ann Spangler and boyfriend Tim Scarbrough of Granite City and Tracey Frye
of TX;  an aunt, Donna Norton and 2 nephews:  James Spangler and Joshua Spangler.

Besides her father, Lisa is preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Frye and a sister, Paula White.

The family would to extend a special thank you to Vanessa of Vitas Hospice and to Darla of the Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to the Shriner’s.

Thomas Christopher Earls, 61, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 8:12 a.m. Tues. June 20, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center ER
in Granite City.

He was born May 2, 1956 in Granite City to Mary P. (Hoover) Earls and the late Earl M. Earls.
Tom was a Senior DeMolay and was an avid NASCAR fan.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his life partner of almost 18 years, Cheryl M. Lewis of Granite City; a daughter: Sabrina A. Earls of Granite City; a son:
Patrick Earls of Edwardsville, IL; a sister: Mary (Thomas) Miks of Granite City; and a niece: Kristen Miks of Granite City.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Earls and grandparents: Elna Mortenson Hoover and Floyd & Pansie Earls.

The family will hold a memorial visitation from 10:30 a.m. until time of memorial services at 11:00 a.m. Sat. June 24, 2017 at St. John United Church of Christ with Rev.
Karla Frost officiating. Private burial will be at a later date at Sunset Hills Memorial Estates.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sabrina Earls Education Fund.
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Edward Lee Hall, 70, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 2:03 a.m., Friday, June 16, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born December 15, 1946 in East St. Louis, IL to Amos Edward and Rose Dell (Wortham) Hall.

On June 27, 1966 he and Shirley Tipton were married in East St. Louis, IL.

Edward served in the U.S. Navy and National Guard and was a member of the American Legion. He retired from Holten Meat, Sauget, IL after working there for over 20
years.

He is survived by his wife: Shirley (Tipton) Hall of Granite City, IL; three daughters: Kayla (Joseph) Dickinson, Tina (David) Stephenson and Tammy (Larry) Chamness
all of Granite City, IL; son: Johnny (Patti) Hall of Farmington, MO; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother: Terry Hall of Centralia, IL and sister: Ruby Hall of
Boca Raton, FL.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Bobby Hall, Larry Hall and Gary Hall.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 19, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.

Funeral service will be at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL with burial to follow at Jefferson Barracks
National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

Memorials may be made to American Legion, D.A.V. or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
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Shirley Mae Morgan, age 61, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Willow Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing
Center, Belleville, IL. Shirley was born on December 12, 1955 in East St. Louis, IL.

Shirley was a faithful member of Word of Life Tabernacle Church in Granite City, IL. She enjoyed going to church, reading her bible and other religious books, she also
enjoyed crocheting and shopping. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren, whom she adored. Shirley loved life, she
loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Michael Morgan; one daughter, Tonia Marie Whitehead; one grandson, Ethan Allen; mother, Mary Annetta (Fisher)
Griffin, stepmother, Mary Hall; one sister, Kay Watts; and by two brothers, Kevin Marret and Jerry Hall.

Shirley is survived by her loving children, Carrie Whitehead of St. Charles, MO, Jamie (Henry) Williams of Granite City, IL and David Morgan of Granite City, IL; dear
father and stepmother, Bobby and Marlene Hall of Collinsville, IL; proud grandmother to Brielle Hickman, Ryan Williams and Anthony Williams; dear siblings, Mary
Jane Hall-Davis of Glen Carbon, IL, Sandy Boatright of Troy, IL, Renee Pauley of South Roxana, IL, Lisa Pauley of South Roxana, IL, Tim Marret of Mt. Vernon, IN,
Richard Hall of Troy, IL and Debbie Williams of Troy, IL; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, with Rev. Henry Crippen officiating. Interment will be in Jeffferson Barracks National
Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Memorial donations may be given to the family to start a trust fund for Shirley's grandchildren and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.

Randall Bruce "Randy" Worthen, 62, of Mitchell, Illinois passed away at 6:42 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at St. Louis University
Hospital.

He was born February 18, 1955 in Granite City, a son of the late Lyman E. and Ruby E. (Krug) Worthen.

He married Tina M. (Luchini) Worthen on December 15, 1973 at the First Baptist Church in Mitchell and she survives.

He retired as a warehouse manager in April 2017 from Robert "Chick" Fritz Distributing after 31 years of dedicated service.

He was a member of the Granite City Eagles Aerie #1126. Randy was a devoted St. Louis Blues fan and season ticket holder. He loved soccer and was a tri-captain of
the first Illinois state soccer champions for Granite City High School. He enjoyed his days by playing golf, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren.
He took pride in BBQing and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and many friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Amy and Greg Vaughn of Granite City and Emily and Aron Gobble of East Alton; four
grandchildren, Alivia and Alex Vaughn and Rylee and Henrik Gobble; one brother and sister-in-law, Lyman "Wayne" and Marilyn Worthen of Mitchell; mother-in-law,
Pat Luchini of Mitchell; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Trudy Luchini of Clayton, Missouri; two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Tammy and Rich Cox of
Granite City and Tracy Krug of Granite City; many aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; cousins; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Terry Worthen and father-in-law, Bill Luchini Sr.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Illinois on Monday, June 19, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where
funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City.

Memorials may be made to the Worthen family and will be accepted at the funeral home.
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Mr. Todd Alan Bayer, 54 of Granite City, IL passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017 at his home.

Todd was born on July 13, 1962 in Canton, OH. He was a car transporter for ABC Auto Auction and in his free time Todd love to gather his friends and family for
outdoor BBQ's. Todd will be remembered for the love of his family and all the special times they shared together.

Todd is survived by and will be greatly missed by his life partner; Annette Ishum of Granite City; his sons; David Moussette (Danielle Lusicic) of Granite City, Timothy
Matthew Bayer of Potosi, MO; his daughters, Melissa Ishum (Kevon White) of Granite City, Tiffani Bayer (Travis Miller) of Granite City; his parents, John Bayer Jr.
(Judy) of Massillon, OH , Carol Ann (Meek) Bayer of Lenoir, TN; his brother, Timothy Bayer of Florida; his step sisters, Joni (Mike) Willaman of Ohio, Laurie (Dan)
Marteny of Ohio; 9 grandchildren and many brother and sister-in-laws.

Todd was preceded in death by his daughter; Charisma Bayer.

In celebration of Todd's life, burial will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery, 9409 Holy Cross Road, Fairview Heights, IL. Memorials
are suggested to BJC Hospice or to the family.
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Dudley "Pat" Robertson, 76, of Granite City, passed away on June 12, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer. He was diagnosed in early
April and passed away at home surrounded by his family.

Pat was born in Granite City on January 11, 1941, the third of Dudley and Alene Robertson's seven children. He was preceded in death by his parents – his father in
1964 and his mother in 2008.

Pat is survived by his wife of 52 years, Elaine (Smalley) Robertson; their three children, sons James Robertson and Daniel Robertson, and daughter Susan Robertson;
their daughter-in-law Kelli (Basden) Robertson; and their grandchildren, Noah Robertson and Kyndall Robertson.

He is also survived by his six siblings: Vernon Robertson, Sonja Belton, Ed Robertson, Janice Felchlin, Linda Robertson, and John Robertson; his sisters-in law Lois
Robertson, Marie Robertson, Celeste Biason, and Jacque DeWitt; and 22 nieces and nephews.

Pat graduated from Granite City High School in 1959 and attended barber school in the early 1960s. He also served as a medic in the Air Force Reserves and was
honorably discharged in 1964 to care for his ailing father.

He met the beautiful Elaine Smalley at a friend's wedding reception, and following a brief courtship, the two were married at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Granite
City on July 3, 1965. Pat and Elaine welcomed their son James in 1966, son Daniel in 1969, and daughter Susan in 1971. They celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary in July 2015 surrounded by family.

Pat worked as a pipefitter at Monsanto for over 30 years. He retired in December 1998. His great sense of humor endeared him to his Monsanto co-workers. His
sense of humor was also legendary in his family, as were the haircuts he gave to family members in his 1960s barber chair.

After their children were grown, Pat and Elaine enjoyed traveling. They visited Mexico, Hawaii, and several European countries. After their grandchildren were born in
2001 and 2003, they devoted themselves to being grandparents. Pat was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren.

Pat's sense of humor, determination, and family devotion remained intact throughout his illness. Pat was greatly admired by his family and will be missed forever.

In celebration of Pat's life, visitation will be held at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Monday, June 19, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the
funeral service at 11:00 a.m. The funeral service will be officiated by Pat's brother, Pastor John Robertson.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.

Pat's family wishes to thank Hospice of Southern Illinois for their care and compassion in a tremendously difficult time.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bloomington, IN.
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Betty Lois Gaines, 87, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 9:43 p.m. Mon. June 12, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born Oct. 6, 1929 in Granite City, IL to the late Louis & Anna (Jones) Madsen.

On Sept. 24, 1949, she and William L. Gaines were married in Granite City. He preceded her in death Jan. 30, 1972.

Betty was a long time member of St. John’s United Church of Christ.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Diane (Terry) Peach and Karen Smart of Granite City; 4 sons: Gary (Norma) Gaines of Granite City, Michael (Sandie) Gaines of Fairview
Heights, IL, Richard “Rick” (Cathy) Gaines of Granite City and Robert “Bob” (Annette) Gaines of Hobart, IN; 18 grandchildren: Erik Baileygaines, Melissa McCarty, Casey
Bailey-Gaines, Benjamin Gaines, Matthew Gaines, Kimberly Gibson, Daniel Gaines, Sarah Ochoa, Adam Gaines, Austin Gaines, Alicia Gaines, Steven Peach, Bradley
Peach, Aaron Peach, Brenna Gaines, Erin Gaines, Haylee Gaines and Michael Smart; 22 great-grandchildren: Corey, Bradley, Austin, Brocktin, Hayden, Jamison,
Joseph, Thomas, Kaylee, Melanie, Ellie, Caleb, Anna Beth, Alexander, Ezra, Xavier, Aria, Maximus, Hudson, Sydney, Brendan and Carter; and a nephew: Allister
(Charlene) Ross of Collinsville, IL.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by 3 grandchildren: Joshua, David and Rochelle; and 4 sisters: Alice Madsen, Margaret Ross, Ruth
Madsen and Alberta Radar.

The family will hold a memorial visitation from 9:30 a.m. until time of memorial services at 11:00 a.m. Fri. Jun 16, 2017 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Granite
City with Rev. Karla Frost officiating. Private burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery on Nameoki Rd.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, VITAS Hospice or St. John’ United Church of Christ
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Elvis Clay Earon, 60, of Granite City died on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at his home.

He was born on April 24, 1957 in Granite City, IL to Eadmon C. and Louise nee: Mouser Riester.

Elvis and Marjorie Poynor were married on June 10, 2017, fulfilling Elvis’ final wish prior to his death.

The U. S. Navy veteran worked as a crane operator for 27 years at Granite City Steel. He enjoyed going to the casinos.

Besides his wife and father, Elvis is survived by a brother, Robert L. (Debbie) Earon of Filmore, IL; 7 nieces and nephews: Amanda and Georgia Taylor, Jennifer, Amy
and Bridget Earon and Rodney and Brandy Knot and 4 step children: Amanda, Emily, Matthew and David Poynor. He will be missed by many friends.

Elvis is preceded in death by his mother; a sister, Carla Taylor and a niece, Erin Mathenia.

Cremation services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.

Online obituary and guestbook available at www.wojstrom.com
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James A. "Jim" Vernon, 84, of Granite City, Illinois went to be with the Lord at 11:50 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at his home.

He was born September 1, 1932 in Blytheville, Arkansas, a son of the late William McKinley Vernon and Myrtle A. Reed.

He married Melba (Miller) Vernon on May 1, 1965 in Granite City and she survives.

He retired in 1991 from McDonnell Douglas Aircraft after many years of dedicated work as an aircraft mechanic.

The United States Korean War veteran proudly served his country with the United States Navy from 1951-1952 and also 1962-1964 and later served with the
Reserves from 1965 – 1969.

He was a dedicated and faithful member of Bethel Chapel where he served as a song leader, bus driver and Royal Ranger leader.

He enjoyed all sports, his days of playing golf, hunting and watching vintage war movies. Jim's life was serving the Lord, reading the Bible and tending to his church
and family. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Lisa and Craig Whitacre of Granite City and Rosemary Perez of Silver Springs,
Florida; five grandchildren, David Perez and fiancé, Sandra, Shiree Bartlett and fiancé, Tony, Caleb Whitacre and wife, Sarah, Matthew Jerashen and wife, Mary and
Logan Whitacre; eight great grandchildren, Seth, Austin, Matthew, Gabrielle, Aiden, Noah, Selene and Isabella; many special nieces; nephews; other extended family
and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Gisher; two brothers, Bill Vernon and Jack Vernon and a sister, Katherine Donathan.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Bethel Chapel, 2445 Ohio & 25th Street in Granite City on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend David Brimm officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Chapel, Sunset Hill Campground or to Family Hospice.
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Daniel Edward "Danny" Patton, 27, of Edwardsville and formerly of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:16 p.m. on Saturday, June 10,
2017 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

He was born May 9, 1990 in Granite City, a son of Michael and Jeanne (Spahn) Patton of Edwardsville.

He enjoyed his time working as a mechanic and landscaper at Schweitzer Mountain Resort in Sandpoint, Idaho and was a 2009 graduate of Crown Point High School
in Crown Point, Indiana.

Danny lived life to the fullest and was always looking for his next adventure in life. He loved BMX biking, enjoyed cooking, being outdoors and listening to music. He
will be remembered for the love and special times he shared with his family and friends.

In addition to his beloved parents, he is survived by three sisters, Andie Patton (Matthew Maddox) of St. Louis, Hannah Patton of Edwardsville and Amanda Patton of
Edwardsville; grandmothers, Mary Nell Patton of Granite City, IL and Millie Spahn of Granite City; best friends, Mark Lambing of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Chad Sigite of
Granite City and Patrick Scannell of Granite City; many aunts; uncles; cousins; other extended family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Thomas Patton and Paul Spahn.

In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Memorial visitation will continue on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Edwardsville with
Father Jeffrey H. Goeckner as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to Narcotics Anonymous and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Jacqueline "Jackie" Ann Snell, age 65, of Pontoon Beach, IL, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Missouri Baptist Hospital, St.
Louis, MO.

Jackie was born on June 17, 1951 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of Jack and Edith (Parker) Rodeck.

Jackie had retired from Madison Illinois School District #12 as an administrative assistant after twenty-eight years of dedicated service. She was a member of
Madison Junior Service and Junior Achievement in Madison IL. Jackie was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan and she loved going to home games. She also
enjoyed putting jigsaw puzzles together, reading novels and traveling; one of her favorite vacations was going to Mackinaw Island. Her greatest joy was spending
time with her family, especially with her grandchildren, whom she adored. Jackie will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family. She will
be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Jackie was preceded in death by her father, Jack Rodeck.

She is survived by her loving daughters, Danielle (Sean) Vaughn of Edwardsville, IL and Kimberly (George) Wolfe of Glen Carbon, IL; dear mother, Edith Rodeck of
Granite City, IL; beloved significant other, Terry Woodson of Pontoon Beach, IL; loving sister, Marie (Daniel) McKinney of Pontoon Beach, IL; proud grandmother to
Ashley Vaughn, Evan Vaughn, Reed Wolfe and Alexandra Wolfe; nephew, Jeremy McKinney; nieces, Carrie Witter and Katie Purdy; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL. Interment will be in Sunset Hill
Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to American Lung Association and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Doyle L. Miller, 54, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in
Granite City.

He was born November 30, 1962 in Granite City, a son of Peggy (Thomason) Miller of Granite City and the late Doyle Miller.

He had worked as a mechanic for many years and had worked for Wal-Mart and Checker Cab. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his
family and friends.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Chantel Miller and Nicole Miller; two grandchildren, Makenzie Heintz and Maddix Awalt; two sisters, Karen
Bosworth and Susan Bridgeman; cousin, Bob Householder, all of Granite City; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his life partner, Mary Beros.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until time of funeral service
at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Henry Crippen officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Miller Family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Virginia A. Pritchard, 92, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:31 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Red Bud Regional Hospital in
Red Bud, Illinois.

She was born April 19, 1925 in Granite City, a daughter of the late John and Hazel (Hunt) Ryckman.

She married Robert L. Pritchard on October 12, 1940 in St. Louis and he passed away on August 8, 2003.

She was a crossing guard with the Granite City Police Department with over 20 years of dedicated service.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Virginia was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues, enjoyed being with her grandchildren and great
grandchildren and enjoyed family vacations through the years. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Bernadeen Pritchard of Granite City, Johnny and Kimberly Pritchard of Red Bud and Terry and Colleen
Pritchard of Edwardsville; two sons-in-law, James Harshany of Granite City and Robert Slater of Chicago; sixteen grandchildren and their spouses, Sherry and Jay
Verdu, Joyce and Jack Trittschuh, Brian and Jennifer Harshany, Kirk Schade, Robert and Sarah Slater, Robyn and Erin Slater, Robert and Jennifer Pritchard Jr.,
Brittany Pritchard, Ryan and Samantha Pritchard, Bethany Pritchard, Greg Pritchard, Erica and DeJuan Sanders, Erin and Adam Butter , Joshua Pritchard, Katie
Jones and Allison Pritchard; fourteen great grandchildren, Brady Harshany, Laney Harshany, Cody Trittschuh, Teal Trittschuh, John Verdu, Harrison Slater, Caleb
Pritchard, Jack Pritchard, Joey Butter, Dominic Butter, Mackinzey Butter, Aaliyah Sanders, Ava Pritchard and Nora Pritchard; other extended family and many friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three daughters, Nancy Harshany, Joan Pritchard and Barbara Slater; a brother, Robert
Ryckman and a sister and brother-in-law, Ethel and Daniel Sheehan.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral
services will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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Mary "Janet" Fineshriber, 79, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017 at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL.

Janet was born on October 12, 1937 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Steve and Mary (Sarich) Nemeth.

On May 12, 1957, Janet married Jay Fineshriber, the love of her life, in St. Louis, MO and Jay passed away on June 4, 1988. She was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth
Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. Janet had worked for General American Life Insurance Company in the customer service department, retiring after many years of
dedicated service. She was a St. Louis Rams fan and she enjoyed her time spent with her graduating group, known as Club 55. Her greatest joy was spending time
with her family and friends. Janet loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Janet was preceded in death by one brother, George Nemeth.

She is survived by her loving children, Mark Fineshriber of Collinsville, IL, Laura (Chip) Grote of Mt. Vernon, IL and Michael (Michelle) Fineshriber of Granite City, IL; dear
siblings, Elaine Grzesk of Collinsville, IL and John (Jean) Nemeth of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Kit Grote, Louis Grote, Caroline Grote and Jayson
Fineshriber; extended family and many friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, a memorial service will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, with Father Chris Comerford officiating. Private family interment will be held at Sunset
Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Granite City A.P.A. and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Cynthia "Cyndy" Ann Keller, age 57, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Cyndy was born on December 22, 1959 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of Allan D. Keller and Reda (Kent) Keller.

Cyndy had worked for Child & Family Services and as a phlebotomist at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Granite City, IL for many years before retiring. Cyndy enjoyed hanging
out with her family and friends. She loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. Cyndy will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her father, Allan Keller.

Cyndy is survived by her loving mother, Reda Keller of Worden, IL; dear aunts, Phyllis Kent of Granite City, IL, Annabelle Kent of Granite City, IL, Joyce Hahn of Branson,
MO and Maxine Lasko of Payson, AZ; beloved cat, Zippy; many cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral chapel. Interment will be in Valley View Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.
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Sharon Joann Thomas, age 74, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at her home.

Sharon was born on March 1, 1943 in Granite City, IL, a daughter of the late Joseph Dusek and Mary (Votoupal) Dusek Searle.

Sharon attended Southern Illinois University in Alton, IL in 1962, and she graduated with a degree in special education in 1964. She worked for Granite City Public
School as a substitute teacher's aide from 1986 until 1996. In 1996, Sharon went to work at Scott Air Force Base as a check out clerk until 1998. After leaving her job
at the base, Sharon worked for Gateway Regional Medical Center as a health information office clerk from 1999 until 2007. After her retirement, Sharon volunteered
at Gateway Regional Medical Center's gift shop for many years. She enjoyed traveling to watch her granddogs compete in field trials. Her greatest joy was spending
time with her family and friends. Sharon loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Brenda Dusek; and by one nephew, Joe Dusek.

She is survived by her loving children, Kristin Thomas of Granite City, IL and Joe Thomas of Bethalto, IL; dear niece and nephew, Ann Dusek and Jim Dusek both of
Collinsville, IL; beloved granddogs, Mossi, Niki and Jeni; The Heinz Family, The Lubak Family and The Thomas Family; extended family and many wonderful friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 9, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, a funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with Father Jeff Holtman
officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer's Association or to Granite City A.P.A. and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Paulette (nee: Hall) Radde, 69, of Granite City, IL passed away at 8:19 a.m., Sunday, June 4, 2017 at her home.

She was born March 17, 1948 in Benton Harbor, MI. She married Frederick “Buzz” Robert Radde III, December 8, 1967 in Benton Harbor, MI.

She is survived by her mother, Peggy (nee: Forbes) Millis of St. Joe, MI; two daughters, Machelle (Michael) Earley of Bennett, CO and Kimberly Radde (Tony Warren) of
Granite City, IL; five grandchildren, Amanda (Stephen) Moore, Megan Earley (Eric Backus), Kayla Green, Ryan Dunn(Morgan Drews) and Trever Earley; eleven great
grandchildren, Olivia Moore, Chase Moore, Christain Moore, Malakei Moore, Leeam Dunn, Kaiden Shadik, Tristen Bang, Nova Backus, Bently Buckus, Westyn Dunn
and Kolten Mielke; brother, Jerry Mills II of St, Joe, MI; two sisters, Charlotte Benson of Niles, MI and Shawn Boyer of St. Joe, MI.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Jerry Millis I; and two brothers, Wesely Hall, Jr. and Terry Hall.

Private burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO. Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory entrusted with professional services.
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Sharon Dettwiler, 83 of Granite City passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.

Sharon was born on May 26, 1934 in Granite City; a daughter to the late Francis Booth and Helen (Miller) Carrington. Sharon was a member of Hope Lutheran Church
in Granite City and a lifelong homemaker who enjoyed baking for her family. She will be remembered for her giving spirit and all the special times she shared with her
family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her children; Lori (Kenny) Herrin of Granite City, William J. Dettwiler of Maryland, Edward D. (Margaret) Dettwiler of Pontoon
Beach, Barry S. Schroeder of Granite City, Greg M. (Sandra) Schroeder of Glen Carbon; her grandchildren, Sarah (Rob) Slater, Samantha Dettwiler, Steven Schroeder,
Kathleen (Brett) Smith, Jessica (Jeff) Klingelhoefer, Alex Schroeder, Kenny Jr. (Becky) Herrin, Kristen (Aaron) Edward, Randy Herrin; her sister, Gerry Larner; 11
great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by her husband; William E. "Bill" Dettwiler, whom she married on September 29, 1961.

Friends may call on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of Sharon's life, services will be
held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Alan Beuster officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
Memorials in Sharon's memory are suggested to Heartland Hospice.
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William L. Dine, 87 of Granite City passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

William was born on August 2, 1927 in Carbondale, IL; the son of the late Dan and Rosa (Powers) Dine. He was the owner and operator of Crown Heating & Cooling in
Granite City. William will be remembered for his kind heart and all the special times he shared with his family and friends.

William is survived by and will be missed by his children; Gale (Glen) Wenzel of Collinsville, IL, Sheila Dine of San Diego, CA, Sheran (James) Ashby of St. James, MO,
Michael Dine of Tallahassee, FL; his 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by his wife, Frieda (Briggs) Dine, whom he married on June 22, 1948; his sons, James and Charles Dine.

In celebration of William's life, a memorial gathering will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City.
Memorials in memory of William may be given to the American Cancer Society.
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Stanley R. "Butch" Hargrove, 72, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at his home.

He was born October 30, 1944 in Granite City, a son of the late George Wesley and Margaret (Ezell) Hargrove.

He married Sandra K. (Woodson) Hargrove on February 2, 1973 in Granite City and she passed away on July 11, 2015.

He retired from Granite City Steel in 2004 as a stove tender after 35 years of dedicated service.

He proudly served his country with the United States Air Force and was a member of the Granite City Moose Lodge. He enjoyed his days of bowling, playing pool,
hunting and gambling.

He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Dawn and John Martinez of Granite City and Julie and David Chepely of Granite City; five grandchildren, Jessica,
Megan, Jake, Kristen and Stanley III; other extended family and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard "Dick Hargrove and Wesley Hargrove and two sisters, Audrey Pieper
and Joyce Arney.

In celebration of his life and in accordance to his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and no services are scheduled.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the family or to a charity of one's choice.
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Marlon Wayne Becker, 61, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Tues. May 30, 2017 at Anderson Hospital.

He was born Aug. 6, 1955 in Granite City to the late Melavee Jeanette (Nolen) Becker Lynn Sanders.
Marlon enjoyed working on cars, making models and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include 2 sons: Johnathan (Kristin) Becker and Matthew (Meghan) Becker; 2 grandchildren: Daphnie & Matthew William Wayne Becker all of Granite City;
and 6 siblings: Jimmy Lynn, Karen Sanders, Debbie Allen, Melanie Lynn, Michelle Sanders and Patricia (Jim) Waters.

Besides his mother, he was preceded in death by 2 step-fathers, Clayton Lynn and James Sanders.

Memorial visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of memorial services at 2:00 p.m. Sat. June 3, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory.
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Kenneth Lee Hozian, 66, of Concord, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away at 9:05 a.m. Sun. May 21, 2017 at his home
surrounded by his family.

He was born Mar. 20, 1951 in Granite City, IL to Ruby Lee and Thomas Altheizer and was adopted and raised by Charles Hozian.

He and Virginia Batson were married August 9, 1972 in Edwardsville, IL.

Kenneth served in the U.S. Army in the 199th Light Infantry Brigade from January 1969 to January 1972 (Vietnam: Indochina June 1969 to June 1970), he received the
Purple Heart.  He worked as a forklift operator for Nestles tea plant in Granite City for 19 years until they closed and then worked in Jacksonville, IL as a machine
operator for Pactiv.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters: Shannon Hozian of Jacksonville and Katrinia (Donald) Cook of Granite City, IL; a son: Kenneth W. (Amy) Hozian of
Athens, IL; 10 grandchildren: Bradley Hozian, Rachel (Andy) Villa, Stanley Denson, Devlin Denson, Destiny Denson, Stephanie (Justin) Obenhaus, Sabrina Cook, Emily
Cook, Rhianna Hozian, Lauryn Hozian; 3 great-grandchildren: Desmond Hozian, Oliva Obenhaus and Makenna Obenhaus; 3 brothers: Charles (Terri) Hozian of Granite
City, Gerald (Melissa) Clark of Sorento, IL and Marty (Mary) Clark of Granite City.

Besides his parents: Ruby (nee: Lee) Stultz, Thomas Altheizer and Charles Hozian, he was preceded in death by a brother, Tracy Clark.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City, IL with Rev. Charles West officiating, burial to
follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorials may be made to the family.
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Danny Walter Hillis, 72, of Granite City, IL, passed away Wed. May 17, 2017 in St. Clair County from injuries sustained in an auto
accident.

He was born May 21, 1944 in Clarkton, MO to the late Clarance & Melba (House) Hillis.

Danny was a US Army veteran and was currently employed by Best Med Car.

Survivors include 3 sons: Tim Hillis and Terry Hillis of Malden, MO and Ronald (Ellen) Hillis of Mitchell, IL; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother:
James (Debbie) Hillis; and 5 sisters: Brenda Riddle, Carol Gray, Sandy (Charlie) Holt, Diane Ray and Jan Ray.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Kendell Hillis.

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until time of services at 3:00 p.m. Tues. May 23, 2017 at City Temple Assembly of
God with Rev. Randle Copeland officiating.
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Theresa Ann Arneson, 55, of Litchfield, IL, formerly of Madison, IL, passed away at 3:35 p.m. Tues. May 16, 2017 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

She was born July 22, 1960 in Wheaton, IL to Nancy (Schumacher) Suhrbier of Ocala, FL and the late Michael McGrath.

Theresa had worked for Holten Meats in Sauget, IL.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a husband: Lee Arneson; daughter: Lois (Bill) Cravens of Independence, MO; son: Edwin Arneson of St. Louis, MO;
granddaughter: Cheyenne Cravens; and 2 sisters: Kathy Leonard and Denise Tomlin.

Services are private.
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Ronda Kay Kozicky, 67, of Granite City, formally of Virden, IL, died on Friday, May 12, 2017 at her home.

She was born on July 30, 1949 in Springfield, IL to Jerald Reed and Irene ( Sargent) Reed.

Ronda Reed married Charles Kozicky in Godfrey, IL on July 26, 1975.

The loving wife and mother graduated from Virden High School in Virden, IL in 1967. She attended Tri-City Assembly of God Church in Granite City.  Ronda enjoyed
doing crossword puzzles and putting together picture puzzle boards.

Besides her husband of 41 years, she is survived by a daughter, Shauna Kozicky of Arnold, MO; a son, Todd (Heather) Kozicky of Perryville, MO; 4 grandchildren:
Chance, Taylor, Paige and Hunter and a sister, Lou Ann Strukley of Virden, IL.

Ronda is preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Shannon Ramey and a sister, June Lake.

Cremation services entrusted to the care of Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory of Granite City.
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Patricia "Sally" Ann (Parks) McElroy passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family at 72 years old on May 21, 2017.

Sally was born on August 24, 1944 in Granite City, IL to the late Clifford Owen Parks, Sr and Alice Lorraine (Proffitt) Parks. She was nicknamed Sally as an infant by
her grandfather and known by Sally all her life.

Sally proudly served as a civil servant for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army for 42 years. She assisted in the development of over 200 recruiters that led to their
individual successes and flawlessly managed over 50 recruiting service programs. Sally was recognized as the 345th Air Force Recruiting Squadrons Civilian of the
year in 1986, 1988, and 2004. She received the Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award for exemplary service as Enlisted Accessions, D Flight secretary for the Air
Force Recruiting Squadron for service April 10, 1985 to September 1, 2007. She also received the Meritorious Service Medal for service from January 27, 1965 to
January 27, 2005 for her outstanding performance as an Operations Flight Administrator, Officer and Enlisted Accessions Flight Administrator to the United States.

Sally loved her family. She was the matriarch of her family and is greatly missed by all. Sally was a single mom that raised her son and helped raise her 2 nephews.
She worked hard to keep her family well cared for. Her son and grandson were the lights of her life. She never missed a baseball game or hockey game that her boys
played in. She taught all the kids how to drive and how to ride their brakes hard. She loved to cater and host family gatherings and was a wonderful baker. She
thoroughly enjoyed making wedding cakes for those she knew and loved.

Sally had a lot of hobbies and things that brought her joy. She was a lover of the theater, an avid reader, and a great quilter. She made a lot of quilts in her lifetime and
in the last several years was sending baby quilts to children in need. Her love for books and movie was great. Her favorite books to read were the Little House on the
Prairie series and she loved all Sci-Fi and
B-rated movies. Sally was an ardent collector and fan of Elvis Presley and even named her cat Elvis.

Sally is survived in death by her son Michael McElroy and wife Leslie, brother Clifford Parks, Jr. and wife Sharon, and brother William "Bill" Parks, Sr. and wife
Carolyn, nephew Daniel Parks and wife Kim, nephew Douglas Parks and wife Amy, niece Wendy Parks, niece Emily Highfield and husband Nicholas and nephew
William "Bill" Parks, Jr. Also surviving is her grandson Cory McElroy and partner Sheila Goff, great niece Krystle Hamblen and husband Justin, great nephew
Christopher Parks and partner Kathleen Lybarger, great niece Hannah Myers and husband Josh and great niece Ashlie Parks. In addition, great grand daughter
Isabella Clutts, great great niece Isabella Parks, great great nephew Clayton Myers and great great nephew Nicholas Highfield. Survived also by numerous loved ones
and cousins, most cherished cousin Roberta Bean and husband Rick and cousin Nancy Jacoby and husband Bob.

Sally was truly a wonderful woman who enriched everyone's life she touched. Everyone who knew her loved her and is better for having her in their lives. "The true
way to live is to enjoy every moment as it passes, and surely it is in the everyday things around us that the beauty of life lies." - Laura Ingalls Wilder

Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, memorial services will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

Memorial donations may be given to Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, 1034 South Brentwood Blvd. Suite 1510, Richmond Heights, MO 63117 and donations will be
accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Dorothy M. Beyer, age 82, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Clinton Manor Living Center, New Baden, IL.

Dorothy was born on June 29, 1934 in French Village, MO, a daughter of the late Joe and Cecilia (Rulo) Riddle.

On September 18, 1954, Dorothy married Lester T. "Bud" Beyer, the love of her life in St. Louis, MO and Bud passed away on August 13, 2011. Dorothy was a member
of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. In her younger years, she had worked for Trattler's Mens Store in Granite City, IL, in the customer service
department. Dorothy was a proud homemaker who loved being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed dancing, shopping, reading and
volunteering at Maryville Elementary School in Granite City, IL. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by one grandson, John Baker Jr.

She is survived by her loving children, Jeff (Kim) Beyer of O'Fallon, IL, Don (Debbie) Beyer of Fairview Heights, IL and Valerie (David) White of Granite City, IL; dear
sister, Jackie Smith and her son, David Smith both of St. Louis, MO; proud grandmother to Michelle (Gary) Goodfellow, Benjamin (Andrea) Beyer, Jacob Beyer, Cory
Beyer, Travis Beyer and Stephen Chandler; proud great-grandmother to Jake McGowan, Blake McGowan, Brock McGowan, Caden Goodfellow, Jaylie Goodfellow,
John Robert Baker III, Jordan Baker, Samantha Beyer and Addisyn Chandler; many nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL, with Pastor Mike Evans officiating.
Dorothy will be laid to rest next to Bud at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
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Carolyn Sue Sampson, 68, of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at her home.

She was born April 28, 1949 in Edwardsville, a daughter of the late Lawrence Casey and Marjorie Ellen (Schrier) Sampson.

She loved reading and was very spiritual and cherished angels around her.

She is survived by two daughters, Leyla (David) Harrell of Alton and Jolie Sampson (Carter) of Alton; one son, Cody Sampson of Cahokia; five grandchildren,
Anastacia, Domonic, Avery, Dante and Izzabelle; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Johanna Sampson.

In celebration of her life, memorial visitation will be at Living Water Church of God, 822 Mildred Avenue in Cahokia on Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until time
of memorial service at 3:00 p.m. with Reverend Larry Ridenour officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family.
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John William Arbogast, age 85, of Trenton, IL, formerly of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Barnes Hospital,
St. Louis, MO.

John was born on December 26, 1931 in Granite City, IL, a son of the late Arnold and Leola (Womack) Arbogast.

On July 12, 1951, John married Eva Robertson, the love of his life in Granite City, IL, and Eva passed away on October 6, 1998. John was a Korean War veteran who
proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, attaining the rank of Airman 1st Class. He had retired from Granite City Steel as a pipe welder with over forty
years of dedicated service. John was a former member of St. Peter Evangelical United Church of Christ in Granite City, IL. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, golfing
and even cutting his grass. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, whom he was very proud of. John loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved
his kids, grandkids and his great-grandkids. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his parents and wife, John was preceded in death by one son, John Edward Arbogast; one grandson, John Dustin Arbogast; two sisters and a brother in
infancy.

He is survived by his loving children, Colleen (Ron) Neussendorfer of Cold Springs, MN, Laura (Terry) Patyk of Lostant, IL, Kirk Arbogast and Liz Kroll of Trenton, IL and
Christopher (Emily) Arbogast of Highland, IL; dear daughter-in-law, Sharon Arbogast of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to fifteen grandchildren and seven great-
grandchildren; extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL and from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
on Friday, May 26, 2017 at St. Peter Evangelical United Church of Christ, 2101 Cleveland Blvd. Granite City, IL.

In celebration of his life, funeral services will follow at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, with Pastor Matt Mimlitz officiating. John will be laid to rest next to Eva at St. John
Cemetery on Nameoki Road, Granite City, IL, with full military honors.

Memorial donations may be given to the Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.) and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Carla Joyce Wright, 74, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:02 a.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center
in Granite City.

She was born October 16, 1942 in Qulin, Missouri, a daughter of the late G.W. Cook and Dorothy (Peal) Linenberg.

She married Leonard Verle "Hotshot" Wright on February 27, 1958 in Granite City and he passed away on January 2, 2011.

She retired in 1993 from Wal-Mart in Granite City after several years of service and had worked many years of dedicated service in retail at Queens Wear Boutique in
Granite City.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Granite City and the Venice Social Club. She cherished her daughter and grandchildren and was known to be very
proper and coordinated. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kellie and Grant White of Granite City; four grandchildren, Zane Francis, Shelby White, Sara White and Grant White Jr.; a
sister, Gerry Ramey of Centralia; brother-in-law and his significant other, Nyle "Wayne" Wright and Marilyn Rice of Granite City; sister-in-law, Lois Essenpreis of
Granite City; many nieces; nephews; cousins; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Calvary Baptist Church, 3000 Washington Avenue in Granite City on Friday, May 26, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until time of
funeral service at 12:00 noon with Reverend Jesse Tedder officiating.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.
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Sharon M. Rickert, age 75, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 at her home. Sharon was born on June 14, 1941 in
St. Louis, MO, a daughter of the late William and Grace (McCullough) Lamping.

On August 13, 1966, Sharon married Edward Rickert, the love of her life. Sharon was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL. She had
worked as a registered nurse at St. John Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO for many years. Sharon loved being a wife, mother, grandmother and a great-grandmother.
Her greatest joy was taking care of her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Jack Lamping.

She is survived by her devoted husband of fifty years, Edward Rickert of Granite City, IL; loving children, William (Heather) Rickert of Pontoon Beach, IL and Kerry (Jim)
Flanary of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Emily (Ricky) Boyer of Granite City, IL, Drew Rickert of Beckemeyer, IL, Sydney Rickert of Beckemeyer, IL and
Magdalena Hochuli of Pontoon Beach, IL; proud great-grandmother to Aubree and Caleb Boyer of Granite City, IL; dear brother, Jim Lamping of New Orleans, LA;
extended family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.

In celebration of her life, a funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Granite City, IL, with Father Chris
Comerford officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Elizabeth Catholic School and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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Irene F. Belshe, 90 of Granite City passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Gateway Regional Medical Center.

Irene was born on November 21, 1926 in Granite City; a daughter of the late Charles and Myrtle (Morgan) Burnett. Irene operated a beauty shop from her home in
Granite City for many years and was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church in Granite City. Irene will be remembered for her superb sense of humor and all the
wonderful times she shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by and will be missed by her children; Judy Belshe of Granite City; Roger (Janet) Belshe of Edwardsville, grandchildren, Stacey (Brian) Toomay of Des
Peres, MO; Stuart (Emily) Belshe of Chesterfield, MO; and her great-granddaughters, Carson Layne Toomay, Quinn Kayelyn Toomay and Vivian Mae Belshe, a brother-
in-law Leland (JoAnn) McMillin of Kansas City, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by her husband; Thomas H. Belshe, whom she married on October 17, 1947; her brothers, Ralph Burnett,
Harold Burnett and her sister, Pauline Seebold.

In celebration of Irene's life, friends may call on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 3000
Washington Ave. in Granite City with Pastor Jesse Tedder officiating. Following a luncheon at the church burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.
Memorials are suggested to the Shriner's or Calvary Baptist Church.
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Harold C. "Dee-Dee" Koelker III, 51, of Venice, Illinois passed away at 9:53 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Gateway Regional
Medical Center in Granite City.

He was born April 29, 1966 in Granite City, a son of Roseann (Cooper) Koelker of Venice, Illinois and the late Harold C. "Dee-Dee" Koelker Jr.

He was a lifetime member of the Venice Social Club and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.

He was more than willing to always helping others and could fix just about anything and enjoyed his days of playing washers and loved horse racing.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by five children, Josh Koelker, Kayla Koelker, Hannah Koelker, Bethany Koelker and Justin Parris; several grandchildren;
grandmother, Rose Cooper; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, James and Nancy Koelker, Stephen Koelker and Michael and Bridgette Koelker; many nieces;
nephews; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at
11:00 a.m. with Reverend Clint Wisdom officiating.

Memorials may be made to Autism Speaks or to American Diabetes Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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